"I design for the woman who does not subscribe to fashion trends. This woman is on a perpetual treasure hunt, collecting pieces to mix and layer, creating different combinations and infinite choices for her wardrobe."
The poetry of color is a key part of what makes Cynthia Ashby garments unique. The clothing is garment dyed, which creates a quality of uncommon depth and texture. As the colors fade they achieve character with wear, like a patina on a bronze sculpture. Seasonal color palettes may be combined in past and future collections, creating infinite wardrobe possibilities.
The garments are made from linen, cotton, silk and wool in assorted textures and weights. The raw look of the fabric is animated with fine detailing in design and construction.
Garments should be hand washed or machine washed on a short/gentle cycle in cold water. Use a mild detergent (preferably dye free). Either dry flat or machine dry on low heat. Heat will fade the color faster.