Cynthia Ryba Lounge Dress (in midnight blue) featured on MTV series Underemployed (2012).


Cynthia Ryba featured in the second edition of CRAVE Chicago: The Urban Gal's Manifesto
(The ultimate guide to women owned businesses in the Chicago Metropolitan area, featuring more than 100 entrepreneurs you need to know)


Inspiration for Collection #2 was a diverse mix of the artwork of Jackson Pollock as well as an Asian influence


Collection #2




Collection #1







Mies van der Rohe Charity Event, 2009
In honor of the famed architect’s 123rd birthday, the Mies van der Rohe society paired fashion designers with architecture firms to create a garment based on the paired architect’s buildings. This design is inspired by The Spertus Institute (Krueck+Sexton Architects), pictured above. All garments were auctioned off for charity benefitting the Mies van der Rohe society, a group that is dedicated to Art, Culture, and the preservation of the Mies Legacy in Chicago.


Below: Ron Krueck (of Krueck+Sexton) pictured with design.


Custom Dress: Draped, pleated fabric dress with jersey belt



Custom Blouse/Tunic: Draped, pleated fabric blouse



Best Senior Design, 2006. Taffeta ball gown (with crinoline) with horsehair outer detail. Jet beaded choker necklace.


Best Senior Collection, 2006. Hooded wool coatdress with satin-backed organza vest.

Hooded wool coatdress with “flower-blooming” sleeves and back detail.

Satin faced organza blouse with leather skirt (with hand-manipulated, applique detail)

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