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AIGA Talk Dec 2 Featuring Cynthia Rowley

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On Thursday, December 2, join AIGA/NY and Cynthia Rowley as we journey through her exciting multi-disciplinary practice from women’s wear to wetsuits, handbags to hammers, dishes to diapers, books to beach cruisers.

Cynthia Rowley inspires and delights editors, retailers, and fashionistas alike. Beyond the intellectual, physical and emotional demands of assembling a line each season, Cynthia continues to stretch the limits of her studio through surprising collaborations with MoMA PS1, Gagosian, Partners & Spade, Johnson & Johnson, Target and more.

Driven by passion, love, joy and fun, Cynthia’s endeavors express her creativity, demonstrate her insight on lifestyle and culture, and serve as a model for all like-minded spirits who aspire towards a contemporary balance of hard work and play.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for New School students, faculty, and staff (NSU ID required).


THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER 2010 6:30–8:30PM
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street

6:30PM Check-in
7:00-8:30PM Presentation
8:30-9:00PM PostScript

About Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley constructed her first dress at the age of seven and sold her first collection of eight pieces to a number of prominent New York stores while still a senior at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her creativity and hard work has since earned her the CFDA’s prestigious Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear and the honor of a nomination for New Menswear Design Talent.
The Cynthia Rowley Collection sells at better department, specialty, and online stores, at approximately 60 Cynthia Rowley shops around the world and reaches national and international audiences through features in nearly every major print, television, and online media.
Cynthia is a mother to two daughters and is married to Bill Powers, co-owner of Half Gallery on the Lower East Side, a best-selling author, an admirer of contemporary art and an avid art collector. In her free time she enjoys many death-defying adventures, including surfing, waterskiing, and scuba diving.

Event attendees may reunite to discuss the evening’s presentation at a location where food and drink – though not provided by AIGA/NY – are readily available. Catch up with old friends and make new ones at these informal “Postscript” gatherings.

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