Did you catch our Finale occasion of our Domesticate Awards 12 months II? Did you hear who took house the title and grand prize of our occasion? It’s none aside from the creator of Barkwood and Pinecone Row, Charniece White!
What are the Domesticate Awards, you ask?
Nicely… allow us to catch you up! Final 12 months, we debuted a program to assist nurture and domesticate the muse for plus dimension designers. One factor now we have seen over these previous 13 years of The Curvy Fashionista, is that these indie plus dimension designers have actually been the lifeblood of favor, the innovators of vogue, and the audacious ones who problem societal norms of what plus dimension folks need…
And as plus dimension vogue has grown, it has change into much more essential to help the indie designer ecosystem, deliver consciousness, and rejoice those that are pushing the envelope! Additionally? We’ve lengthy been calling for the mainstream plus dimension retailers to do collabs with indie designers… now we have!
So, when this chance offered itself, we knew that we had an opportunity to assist present numerous assets to them, and that is when The Domesticate Awards was born! With the help of Eloquii, we simply debuted the gathering from 12 months one’s winner, Melissa Mercedes. Did you test it out?
Nicely, for 12 months II of The Domesticate Awards, the finalists gave us vary! We had modern, eveningwear, stylish and complicated, in addition to boho luxe choices. Due to our mentor GabiFresh and esteemed Judges Susan Moses, Gwen DeVoe, and Yesenia Torres, now we have our 2022 winner!
Meet Charniece White from Barkwood and Pinecone Row!
Born in Baltimore and raised in Howard County, Maryland, Charniece White (she/her) is an economist, curator, sample maker, and full-package technical designer. She is NOT new to this, y’all!
At present residing in Los Angeles, this indie designer has gained all of it! A $10,000 award, a capsule assortment with Eloquii, and the title of 2022 Domesticate Awards Winner! Along with the grand prize, she may also get pleasure from a brand new mattress from Huge Fig Mattress and Mentorship from VC pals of the model!
“I actually like juxtaposition and nostalgia. I really like a superb outdated/new, onerous/delicate, mild/darkish second. I pull inspiration from my mom, aunts, grandmothers, and ancestors. I like to mix that aesthetic with the ideas/parts of design which might be most prevalent and of the second, oftentimes in popular culture.”
Charniece White, Founding father of Barkwood
Leathers, plaids, and prints- oh my!
Charniece is steadfast on creating items which might be each versatile and considerate. She understands that “most girls have issues to do throughout the day, so that they should be comfy, but additionally need to look fly and specific themselves and their personalities by means of their clothes.”
“We’re so thrilled to be part of this occasion for the second 12 months now. Propelling various, up-and-coming expertise within the plus-size vogue business is a precedence at ELOQUII. Now we have been so impressed by all 4 finalists this 12 months, and we’re actually trying ahead to working with grand prize winner, Charniece White to deliver her assortment to life and elevate her enterprise.”
Yesenia Torres, Inventive Director at ELOQUII
We can not wait to see what Charniece creates with Eloquii! Aren’t you curious, too!?
And for our extra finalists?
Runner-up Anglea Rene’ and second runner-up Matthew Robinson are awarded a $2,500 scholarship grant every from ELOQUII. Third runner-up LeAndra “Elle” Dove is awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Every finalist will obtain a mattress by BigFig, mentorships by co-founder of Curvy Couture, Evora Russel and normal accomplice at Realist Ventures Marie Rocha, and Shapermint supplied prizing to the winner of the Voters Alternative Awards!
Be sure to keep related with us, as we might be bringing you all of the deets on the collab, 12 months III Domesticate Awards, and extra from the finalists and winner!
Within the meantime…
You’ll be able to store Charniece White’s line, at PineConeRow.com!
We’re additionally hyped for what’s subsequent for her Barkwood Clothes and PineCone Row collections! I’m positive we’re to see some newness right here quickly…
What do you consider our 12 months II winner of The Domesticate Awards? Have you ever performed in her items earlier than? Do you sit up for this collab?
Tell us what you suppose within the feedback beneath!