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Although international getaways are always inspiring, there's nothing like a local vacay to draw out the creative juices. Last summer, LA designer Cynthia Vincent (and hopeful time traveler) ventured away from her bohemian design den for a magical coastal road trip with her daughter—via Amtrak's Starlight train, no less—through the Golden State and beyond. The result: a fall/winter 2015 range inspired by "the colors of the magnificent redwoods," which Vincent debuted at her NYFW presentation.
Entitled "The Avenue of the Giants," the dreamy (and yes, fest-ready) collection is comprised of tribal-inspired printed separates, swingy fringe skirts, gauzy embroidered maxi dresses, camel-hued outerwear, and more easy-to-wear pieces made for free-spirited boho babes. Yup, the '70s will be chillin' here for a while.
"I was inspired by the Pacific Northwest and the tribes that lived in those areas," Vincent tells us. "The collection's embroidery and print details reference tribal artworks; within one of the pieces you can see totem pole imagery manipulated to create a print."
A playlist curated by the designer speaks to the line's retro vibes; Vincent tells us that Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan's "Rain Falls," Fat Freddy's "Russia," Jimi Hendrix's "Earth Blues," and Joni Mitchell's "Help Me" were just a few new and old tracks that informed the designs. Get a glimpse of the range in the gallery above.