Cynthia Ashby began designing her own clothing at the age of 11, starting with a pattern and then riffing—trying and learning, time and again. Her organic process of experimentation and discovery continues to this day.
A California native transplanted to Chicago, she earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute and taught herself how to design apparel. Just out of college, she launched her first official clothing line.
Cynthia Ashby pieces are comfortable – as comfortable as the women who wear them are in their own skins. Confident, fashion-forward, mysterious, maybe a little audacious, customers value quality and delight in making an impression. Cynthia Ashby is for the individual who does not subscribe to fashion trends. In her collections, perpetual treasure hunters and collectors discover seemingly infinite choices.