A shaka-throwing design guru with a serious soft-spot for point break Montauk swells, Cynthia Rowley is probably more comfortable kicking back with a frosty beer on the beach than she is in the spotlight. Rubbing shoulders with surfing elite and the fashion tribe alike, Cynthia has become a beacon of light for any sartorially mired style insider.
Blending work with pleasure; Cynthia Rowley has made her lifestyle a part of her brand DNA - offering hang-ten high fashion for the discerning beach bum. Whether your riding waves in one of her colour pop surf suits or conquering the red carpet in a floor-length stunner – there's no denying that Ms Rowley shares our 'balls to the wall' philosophy to life and style.
Mother, wife, traveller, work warrior and all round #highluxehero, it was about time the VAUGHAN girls got together to celebrate one of our most inspirational designer icons. A self-confessed adventure seeker with a similar approach to everyday fashion, Cynthia epitomises the work-chic aesthetic we all desire.
Bending rules and blurring the lines between appropriate and avant-garde, Cynthia has been kicking ass and taking names in the world of prêt à porter since the late '80s. One of the original power females that struck out on their own, she's made a name for herself not just as a household fashion brand, but as a mentor and authority figure for a whole generation of aspiring creatives - and if we had to pick one outfit that truly summed up her style, it'd be this.
Full of tongue and cheek with a subtle nod to this season's hottest styles, Cynthia pairs fluffy fun with sartorially strict lines in a comfy combination that's workable and comfortable, too.
Wearing this cashmere slogan jumper with one of our core VAUGHAN classics, this 'oh yeah' jumper works seamlessly with our silky smooth Hepburn shirt in 'Lion in winter' white. Paired with these retro-inspired wide-legged denim flares, our light seasonal shirt and thin knit jumper sit perfectly on the high waistband of these indigo dyed bell bottoms. Styled with these off-kilter cult platform patent derbies from fellow runway veteran, Stella McCartney, these chunky leather wedges are any petite gals go-to shoe.
Topped off with Cynthia's iconic squared framed sunnies, this laid-back ensemble is ideal for deadline crushing all-nighters and relaxed weekends on the move – but, wherever you decide to wear this VAUGHAN vs. Rowley fashion melange – make sure you wear it with some of Cynthia's signature off-runway sass!
Pictured: VAUGHAN silk shirt in Lion in Winter, Chinti & Parker cashmere sweater, Céline sunglasses, Stella McCartney wedges, Victoria Beckham wideleg jeans.
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