Charlotte Ronson’s much anticipated debut at the tents brought in a major crowd and although owed in part to Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson’s appearance, Ronson’s flirty collection kept watching eyes glued to the runway.
Inspired by Madonna’s tough-girl look of the eighties, Ronson’s models looked like they had just rolled out of bed, left on last night’s makeup, and threw on a tattered sweatshirt with hopes of making it to the party on time. The color palette included grey, pink, royal blue, black, white, cream, and coral. She paired cheer chiffon fabrics with zippers and chains and paired t-shirts with knit dresses to create a hard, yet feminine collection. Would it be too much to assume that Ronson was inspired by her twin sister, Sam’s, relationship with Lindsay?
The line was youthful as it included ruffles, asymmetrical necklines, horizontal stripes, short hemlines, and animal prints. It was girly, but rocker inspired. The models could easily been seen outside the now defunct CBGB rock venue in New York.
Although grungy-chic, Ronson’s collection included some classy pieces like a black fitted pantsuit and the high-waist trouser. She recreated these timeless pieces but added a confident, girly touch by pairing the pantsuit with a pink bikini top, and pairing the trousers with a slouchy t-shirt. Other looks included a military-style denim zip-up dress, a white, ruffled shift dress paired with a black menswear blazer and a few silky, floral print fitted mini dresses.
Outfitted in grey denim, models walked the runway sporting barely there miniskirts and belted rompers, a big trend for the spring. Other looks included the miniskirt with a little more volume, a belt at the waist completed with a jersey tank top. The look was effortless, but still sexy at the same time. Some favorites were the ruffled, floral one-shoulder dress (that could easily be paired with combat boots and a do it yourself denim vest), the jersey fitted T-shirt dress, and a see-through carnation pink (think Crayola pink) belted dress.
One model ruled the walkway in a denim, tight fitting mini dress, with a bold zipper up the back. It was by far the hottest dress in the collection and Lindsay Lohan reaffirmed this by wearing the sultry number to the show.
To complete Ronson’s rocker-grungy-girly-flirty look, Tina Turnbow for Tarte Cosmetics gave models smudged eyes, nude lips and dewy cheeks, as if these girls had just come from a concert. Stylist Natasha Royt put on the finishing touches, when she put the models in sky-high gladiator style platforms adorned with zippers. It was definitely a family affair as, Ronson’s mother Ann-Dexter Jones sat front row, baby sis Annabelle Dexter- Jones walked in the show, and Mark Ronson spun the tunes. The theme song was “Because It’s Not Love (But It’s Still a Feeling),” and if not everyone loved Ronson’s directionally challenged line, it still made us feel something.