Inspired by adventure, Cynthia Rowley traveled to Mexico, Africa and Brazil in search for ideas for prints for her resort collection. Her explorations are evident in the Moroccan-style tunics, kaleidoscope and madras prints, embroidery, and oversized turbans. The combination of all these elements in the styling of the collection is wonderfully over the top, isn’t it?
Las Pozas is a surrealist garden created by Sir Edward James, a British poet and major supporter of the Surrealist art movement. In 1949 James chose the tropical jungles near Xilitla, San Luis Potosí in Mexico for his garden of Eden. 35 years later, 80 acres of natural waterfalls and pools were dotted with staircases to nowhere, concrete flowers with leaves big enough to walk on, and massive sculptures. He was so passionate about the project that he sold his collection of surrealist art to pay for the 5 million dollar project. Honestly!
Scandinavian brand Bik Bok recently released a teaser of the first of three collections they’ve collaborated on with Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. The combination of leather and wool jackets, angora knits, washed silk chiffon blouses, and superfine jersey tops has us chomping at the bit to see more!
(via 5 inch and up)