Set to fellow model Karen Elson’s cover of Season of the Witch, the Cinq a Sept Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week was aggressively romantic. Though not necessarily salacious, spurts of chartreuse and hot pink against muted nudes were unexpected surprises. There was a plethora of fluttering silks ruffles, off-shoulder silhouettes and belted waists with draped layering. In fact, in its vivacity and boldness, Cinq a Sept conjured up images of early 2000’s era fashion (in the best way possible, of course). The floor-grazing denim trouser with contrast stitching, only further proof of inspiration pulled from the new millennium. Looking at the collection cohesively, Cinq a Sept’s primary strength is in designing with movement. Bringing back silk from their previous Fall/Winter season, their fondness for the textile-of-choice is further honed for Spring/Summer. The garments express a striking fluidity and fleeting sheen that cannot be captured through static images. Ultimately a turnaround from the omnipresent influence of minimalism, Cinq a Sept revealed passion and fervor through its assertive design and runway presentation.