Meet Fashion Week Columbus' Awesomely Out-There Designer
As Fashion Week Columbus nears, we'll be sharing our conversations with Finale Runway Show designers each week. Here's our chat with show opener Stevie Boi.
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
Background: I went to school for criminal justice and dropped out to focus on fashion.
Approach to fashion: I believe my mood and the level of energy I have that day is a great depiction of my style. Basically, if I feel slow and lazy, I wear baggier clothes; if I'm feeling energetic, I might wear something more appealing.
Style is … the only way I can differentiate myself from others and be recognized. It means a lot to me.
Most looking forward to … meeting other designers and people that work in the industry. I like hearing other people's stories and what inspired them. It makes me come to a better understanding for why I decided to be in this industry.
My Fashion Week Columbus collection in five words or less: Fearless
The celebrity I'd most like to dress: Grace Jones
The worst fashion faux pas: Wearing knockoff Stevie Boi sunglasses and being proud of it!
I never leave home without … my eyewear, cellphone and wallet. Everything else can be purchased at a local store, hah!
My favorite local boutique: I have to hit the streets to find out!
My hope for Columbus fashion: To be able to bring my crazy style and energy here