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MEET | CAROLYN ROWAN
Featured 11.7-11.13 | You might not know it by looking at her, but accessories designer Carolyn Rowan grew up during the Days of Disco, which might explain her attraction to all things sparkly. It also explains her love of Donna Summer, her obsession with Barbie and her dream of someday creating a dazzling line of winter accessories (think crystal-embellished goggles. I mean, who doesn't want to sparkle at 8,000 feet?). And while she might be emotionally stuck in the 70s, her capsule collection of fur accessories is totally modern, not to mention totally luxe. Equal parts glam and girly, smart and sharp, she designs with an eye toward quality and craftsmanship (each piece is hand-sewn in NYC) all while making sure the end result is the perfect blend of uptown sophistication and downtown chic. Sounds kind of perfect, doesn't it?
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Born and raised in New York City, Carolyn Rowan attended the High School of Art & Design and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After years spent working as a stylist, Rowan went on to consult with Judith Lieber for a number of years, conceptualizing new products and revitalizing the brand. In 2014, Carolyn turned her focus towards creating her own brand: Carolyn Rowan Accessories, a capsule collection of luxury accessories which currently sells at Neiman Marcus and other specialty stores. Rowan lives and designs in New York City.