Designer Spotlight: Cynthia Rowley

ELYSIAN explores the 2018 Resort Wear collection of “weekend getaway queen” Cynthia Rowley

Resort season is upon us – that interim between November and May, between the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer fashion seasons. Once upon a time, designers began to produce special collections packed full of wares that you would take on vacation to live your best, luxe life. Think easy, breezy fabrics, statement bathing suits, huge sun hats — collections dedicated to summer staples. Resort, Cruise, Pre-Spring, “Holiday,” whatever you wanna call it: they’re monikers for the same thing.

Enter Cynthia Rowley, the fashion mogul widely considered the queen of resort wear for the last three decades. Having created her first dress at age seven, she eventually went on to be educated at and receive a fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago. Using only 3,000 dollars in seed money to launch her first capsule collection in 1988, she has since grown her brand to an internationally recognized and award-winning company.

Cynthia Rowley resort wear lines have embraced the endless-summer mentality that we all long to exemplify. Her playful yet provocative silhouettes, bright colors and whimsical fabrics have been a staple amongst vacationers for 30 years.

Cynthia Rowley’s most recent resort wear line has brought sunny, summery outfits to the next level. ELYSIAN has chosen the best of her latest designs, so you can spend your vacation in style:

Jetset Pineapple Dress

Hang Ten Striped Dress

Mini Rosebud Wallflower Wrap

Crossfade Lace Pants & Tee
Pants: $295,
Top: $295,

Racy One-Piece

Byron Printed Wetsuit

Havana Pintuck Dress

Bonfire Brocade Pants

Wipeout Floral Shorts

Skydive Lace Midi Dress

Green Fiji Swimsuit
Top: $105,
Bottoms: $105,

Cabana Shirt Dress


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