Designers never seem to tire of referencing the '60s, no matter how many times it's been done before. Cynthia Rowley chose to go Mod for her Spring/Summer 2015 collection and, for a theme that we've seen time and again, her designs look surprisingly fresh. This is not Warhol's subversive, artsy Mod. Picture Brigitte Bardot lounging on the beach, not Edie Sedgwick Youthquaking at Max's Kansas City.
If there was any doubt that soft, feminine dressing is back in style, this collection's swinging silhouettes and unabashedly playful color scheme will do away with that, leaving you excited to don girly dresses and patterned separates come spring. Although the line isn't perfect — it lost it's way with some misguided gold-foil workout gear — there are plenty of charming iterations of lace and floral to keep us happy.
This dreamy pink, red, and cream trapeze dress was a highlight of the presentation, paired here with Rowley’s lace up high heeled mules. Do I sense another ugly shoe trend on the horizon?
Trompe l'oeil Wrinkles
Digital wrinkles add dimension to an otherwise flat pink silk blouse. The pattern appeared several times throughout the collection on separates, dresses, and even a sweater, breaking up the flowery theme.
Garden party chic. This simple black dress gets a boost from blue and white flowers placed sparingly across the front.
Heavy black eyeliner, nude lips, and pale skin mimicked a popular ’60s Mod beauty look. The models’ had their hair combed back in front and curled at the bottom for a loose, tousled wave.
Rowley’s Spring 2015 lace is anything but demure, as evidenced by the boxy black blouse at the center of this photo and the fierce red mini dress in the back.
Tunic and Trousers
The strange leafy pattern somehow works on this matching tunic and pants suit. The model’s gorgeous red hair doesn’t hurt.
Floral Running Shorts
The Mod theme continues on Rowley’s athletic wear with these gold foil floral exercise shorts.