It’s a rare occasion where we see a collection that makes us want to run out and buy every piece, but that was exactly the case when we first laid eyes upon Twelfth Street. The line is the vision of designer Cynthia Vincent whose eclectic style and love of vintage fashion translates into clothing that is simultaneously sexy, comfortable, and sophisticated. Cynthia says that she is inspired by seeing women who are “feminine, stylish, and most of all, original.”
Cynthia began her foray into fashion as a student at the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. Upon graduation, she honed her skills by working for a handful of companies before striking out on her own. Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent made its debut in 2003 during L.A. fashion week to rave reviews from the fashion elite and darlings of the entertainment industry. The collection’s signature pieces include staples such as silk crepe de chine slips, velvet boudoir jackets, and luxurious sweaters that have made fans out of stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Bilson and Jennifer Lopez. In 2005 Vincent launched a shoe line that offers everything from “the perfect ballerina flat, to the naughty secretary pump and the strappy high heel.”
Twelfth Street can currently be found at fine retailers across the U.S. including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Scoop, Intermix, Poppy, Fred Segal/Ron Herman, Tracy Ross, Madison, American Rag and Holt Renfrew.