style.com: Charlotte Ronson Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear review
NEW YORK, September 10, 2011
By Alison Baenen
Backstage before her show, in between photo ops with Kelly Osbourne and a hug from her mom, Charlotte Ronson parsed this season’s collection. “It’s a little fancier, dressier… a little more lady,” she said, after explaining that elements as diverse as Victorian detailing and seventies bohemianism contributed to the overall feel. Covered buttons and lace were part of the Victorian effect, while patchworked jeans and crochet crop tops were undeniably boho. A clutch of neat floral prints, one lined up neatly on a sheer blouse, added a prairie component to the mix, but the collection’s easy silhouette and muted palette (save for a few pops of orange) kept everything tied together. A sheer tank with an asymmetrical hem looked great in a subtle ombré, but on dresses already adorned with sequins and fringe that same technique felt busy. Still, there was a sweet femininity here that felt new. Next time, it wouldn’t hurt to excise a few extras.