The ’50s housewife may have gone the way of the dinosaurs, but her memory lives on (see: Betty Draper, certain politicians’ stance on women’s rights).
Invoke the era (minus the rage) with help from fashion designer Maria Stanley.
For the debut spring collection of her new line, Harlyn, the FIDM grad/former Ark & Co mastermind channeled a look best described as Donna Reed Gone Wild: flamingo-print dresses, peg-leg trousers, and silk jumpsuits she calls “janitor chic.” Summer feels similarly old school (albeit with a jaunty track-and-field twist), thanks to high-waisted tap shorts, chevron bustiers, and sporty shifts.
But while Stanley’s inspiration is a remembrance of things past, her line feels fresh and forward thinking.
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Photos: Courtesy of Harlyn