The Cynthia Rowley Fall 2012 collection is one of the most anticipated shows of New York Fashion Week this season, and thankfully, the designer did not disappoint. With A-list celebrities like Rebecca Romijn and Kelly Rutherford sitting in the front row, the show was a star-studded and exciting event.

Rowley found inspiration in the most unlikely of places for this collection: mechanics and its workwear. She told Style.com, “I liked that you could put one piece on and have barely anything else and look tough and sexy.”

Paint-splatter pieces, leather t-shirts and rock n’ roll-inspired leggings were all toned down with turtlenecks that made an appearance underneath every outfit. The Cynthia Rowley Fall 2012 collection is the perfect combination of sultry and sweet.