Black Fashion Designer Stevie Edwards is no stranger to the fashion industry. Having worked with several celebrities and iconic figures in the entertainment industry, his experience in fashion design has grown incredibly. He was recognized as the “Black Designer on the Rise” by the notable Ebony Magazine. This passionate designer is definitely the next fashion designer to watch out for.
Many of the fashion pieces created by this talented designer have made it in some of the largest fashion events in the country. New York Fashion Week and Urban Fashion Week in Miami have showcased Stevie’s collections in their shows. Currently, the passion-driven fashion creator is working on his upcoming debut in the Paris Fashion Week, which will be in September of this year. He is also set to release his Men’s collection this year at the Los Angeles Fashion Week.
Diana Ross, Tiffany Haddish, LisaRaye McCoy, Terisa Griffin, and Jody Watley are some of the famous celebrities and music personalities that this Black rising fashion star has worked with. His impressive pieces have led major editorial magazines to feature him. Some of these publications are Vogue, Hyde Park, Ebony W, Chicago Defender, CIE Fashion Magazine, Hydepark Herald, and Miami Herald.
Born and raised in the Southside of Chicago, Stevie already had big dreams centered on the fashion industry as a child. He attended Dunbar High School, where he took courses in tailoring. This ignited his passion for fashion even more and led him to Illinois Institute of Art, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design.
During college, he experienced one of the most pivotal points in his life when he had the chance to meet the late “Ebony” Matriarch, Eunice W. Johnson. The famous fashion icon purchased evening gowns from Stevie and showcased them in her annual international event “Ebony Traveling Fashion Fair,” which ran across the United States and other countries. This led to an appearance in the famous Oprah Winfrey Show for the recognition of his fashion designs.
Since then, he has worked alongside renowned fashion designers in Chicago, such as Barbara Bates, Keith Kendall, and Reginald Thomas. In 2008, Stevie finally launched his brand, “I Luv Stevie.” A brand where his talent in fashion design is channeled into sexy and cutting-edge clothing designs for upscale and fashionable women and sleek fashion for men.
His work is centered on his skills and what he deems best for his clients. He makes sure that the fashion pieces have meticulous measurements that will allow the clothing to hug the clients’ bodies perfectly. He also caters to clients who want to bring their ideas and designs to life through Stevie.
Today, he works by appointments only in his work studio in Hyde Park. Stevie remains driven and passionate in fashion designing. He is committed to making a strong impact in the fashion world, paving the way for Black fashion designers to reach their dreams.