Nestled in the back of an alleyway decorated with large and exotic blooms is the entrance to Cynthia Rowley’s new uptown store on 78th Street. The concept — part candy store, part fashion boutique — is based on the idea of curiosity, which, as she said in her program notes, “is nothing more than an invitation from our imagination.” For her fall collection, which she showed inside the new store, Rowley melded that very concept into a lineup of glossy, colorful and intriguing clothes. More controlled in volume compared to her spring show, the suits and loose top-and-pants combos looked great in head-to-toe prints. Relaxed candy-colored angora sweaters were scrumptious and a lovely mother-of-pearl pattern was worked in various tones on a coat, dress and matching blouse and skirt.

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