Way before Net-a-Porter launched Net-a-Sporter, Alexander Wang got inspired by sneakers and Charlotte Ronson dressed her models in Tevas, Cynthia Rowley was pioneering a fashionable take on activewear. This season, she continued with the theme, showing the likes of track pant-inspired trousers and accessories finished with gym teacher whistle charms. She also introduced a full range of functional activewear. We chatted with the designer at her jam-packed presentation to find out more.
theFashionSpot: What are you excited to do as soon as the show is done?
Cynthia Rowley: The guy I was just speaking with, he’s one of the people I surf with…I can’t wait to wear one of our new wetsuits and go surfing!
tFS: Speaking of wetsuits, the collection is clearly very 70s and athletic wear influenced. Any other inspirations this season?
CR: I am so excited to be introducing our first full activewear collection this season.
tFS: Any particular favorites?
CR: Oh, I can’t choose!
tFS: What about the gold helmet? Will you be selling that piece?
CR: Yes! It’s a bike helmet. We will definitely be carrying it.
tFS: You’re such a pioneer in fashionable activewear. Any specific sports you love or are particularly inspired by?
CR: Anything! I love everything, and if I haven’t done it yet, I will do it. I am up for trying anything.
tFS: You’re very into sweets…what are your go-to snacks?
CR: It’s impossible to choose…we get a delivery every day from Curious Candy.
tFS: Do you prefer sweet or salty?
CR: Both! I go back and forth between the two.
tFS: What’s the most stressful part about the whole Fashion Week circus?
CR: This part right now!