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Cynthia Steffe  NY Fashion Week Fall 2004

Fashion Ledge - Cynthia Steffe
Cynthia Steffe updates gentry chic of the manor born with soft femininity. A play
on silhouettes that recall images of England throughout the ages... reinterpreted
to define the modern woman.
Longer, fuller skirts are paired with narrow vests (many with corset boning) and
shrunken jackets that accentuate the juxtaposition of structure and fluidity-
picture the modern Victorian. Riding pants, blanket skirts, shrunken top coats
and school boy shirts are urban without losing their Englishheritage. The play of
long and short proportion, and the layering of textures and fabrics lend a
romantic elegance.
Fall is the season of luxury for day and evening. Rich textured tweeds, flocked
flannels, cashmere sweaters, and a variety of velvets crushed, brocade.
embroidered) meld to create an ease that is perfect for town and country.
Sumptuous shades of caramel, copper and gold begin the palette mixed with
classic shades of loden, chocolate, and Bordeaux.
Velvet, silk and venise lace defineevening with a delicate touch. Strapless, silk
venise tea length dresses in black and gold are contrasted with leather trim giving romance a modern edge.
Written by: Written by Yvette N Coleman
Photography by C. Yohance DeLoatch
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