Cynthia Rowley is a leading global lifestyle brand sold in over 60-freestanding collection boutiques, as well as in department, specialty, and online stores worldwide. Brimming with energy, Cynthia Rowley imbues a sense of adventure in all of her design projects, be it wetsuits or her ready-to-wear. While attending the Art Institute of Chicago (where she had every intention of becoming a painter), Rowley fell into fashion when a local department store buyer discovered her on the train. That initial interest gave Cynthia the confidence to move to NYC where she went on to win the CFDA award for best new talent and became a best-selling author. She was named Designer of the Year at the American Image Awards last Spring and continues to bring innovative design concepts to new categories that extend beyond the realm of fashion. Some of which run the gamut from office products to home furnishings, beauty, tech accessories, wetsuits and swimwear. Cynthia lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and two daughters. Her special skills include go-kart racing and ESP.