Bweela Steptoe walks the creative realm with ease. She is the daughter of two very different artists and tells her story through the designs she creates. Her father, the illustrator John Steptoe, gained fame in the 70’s and 80’s for his children's books. Bweela’s mother, Stephanie Douglas, is a collagist and painter whose work speaks to the richness of her urban experience.
Bweela Steptoe’s rags-to-riches style aims to express a kind of inner city resourcefulness she calls “Urban Deconstruction.” As the designer likes to say, “Life is about survival, but to do it with style makes the difference.”
RED-TRIMMED PATCHWORK CLUTCH $55 ORDER
Bweela is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she received degrees in Accessory and Knitwear Design. At FIT, Bweela acquired knowledge in all aspects of the fashion industry. Since graduating, Bweela has been designing for private clients, as well as selling out of several small boutiques in New York City, including locations in Brooklyn, where the designer also resides.
TOPS $185 ORDER