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Fall 2019: Cynthia Rowley is Into 70s Whimsy

Cynthia Rowley is always fun to watch as she is seasonally unfolding her playful, active, and energized spirit with creations that bring into the forefront leisure as a priority, in the sense that busy women have the right to enjoy every single moment in their lives.

You might be juggling all sorts of jobs, projects, and errands, yet you can also express yourself through dressing and you are allowed to take a weekend off or a break from your duties and have drinks with friends.

In a recent article I explained to you how the surf culture is one source of steady inspiration for her as a designer, hence a great array of fashionable rashguards and swimwear. Yet this is still Fall and for this season you can also be excited for her incredible dark prints, ruffles, and tulle-accented styles that allude to the 70s with an eclectic twist.

Bold fruit motifs on dark satin, tie-dye elements, feather & leather textural juxtaposition, layering of tiered ruffles, adorably cheery knits, and metallic fabrics are all right on point for the season. Even puffers look summer-like, because for the designer there are always parts of the world where sun shines and people are hanging out on the seaside. Or poolside – which was actually the setting of the runway show back in February 2019 – more specifically the indoor pool at the London Terrace Towers in West Chelsea.

Sparkliness and boldness in the color palette give the collection a festive spirit. I will keep some of these treasures as great party options for the Holiday season! Above all, her offerings are always comfy which makes them even more attractive to a greater audience of workaholic girls, busy moms, and globetrotting ladies.

Inherent in the looks you will find a bohemian attitude via nonchalant roomy silhouettes, prairie details, and unexpected mixes of ethereal dresses with puffers. Pack some of them for your next vacay!

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