Thursday, February 14, 2008

BHM Featured Artist: Double Stitch

Name: Erika and Monika Simmons
Store: Double Stitch
Website/online presence: (Official website) (E-commerce website) (myspace)

A look behind the scenes:
Double Stitch is the brainchild of the multi talented twin designers Erika and Monika Simmons. This collection of fun and flirty hand crochet apparel has it all - one of a kind construction, a limitless use of color, plush fabrication, silhouettes that flatter all body types and twin designers that demand as much attention as the head turning garments they produce. Since the unofficial launch of the line Christmas 2002, Double Stitch has leaped to the top of the 'ones to watch' list. The concept that started as holiday gift giving created a demand that rapidly expanded into a line of fun and flirtatious designs. The newest line consists of daring, new-age concepts that include dresses, dusters, jackets, skirts, shrugs, hats, scarves, sleeves, apron tops, chokers, and ponchos that transcend fads and seasons.

Double Stitch has developed a far reaching fan base from New York City to Los Angeles. Celebrity vocal fans also include, Jennifer Hudson, Floetry, Kindred the Family Soul Artist, Aja, Common, Eve, and the fabulous Patti LaBelle. Actress Rachel True of UPN's Half & Half, Chelsey Cooley (Miss USA 2005), Abiola Abrams, host of “BET J: The Best Shorts” and reality tv star Lauren of Beauty and the Geek , are all Double Stitch fans.

Their very first book of crochet patterns, entitled Double Stitch: Designs for the Crochet Fashionista, published by Interweave Press, is set to release May 2008.

1 comment:

Boutique Mix Fashion said...

these dresses are very cute.