Did you catch our Finale occasion of our Domesticate Awards Yr II? Did you hear who took dwelling 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?
Effectively… allow us to catch you up! Final 12 months, we debuted a program to assist nurture and domesticate the inspiration for plus dimension designers. One factor we’ve observed over these previous 13 years of The Curvy Fashionista, is that these indie plus size designers have actually been the lifeblood of favor, the innovators of style, and the audacious ones who problem societal norms of what plus dimension folks need…
And as plus dimension style has grown, it has turn out to be much more vital to help the indie designer ecosystem, convey consciousness, and have a good time those that are pushing the envelope! Additionally? We’ve lengthy been calling for the mainstream plus size retailers to do collabs with indie designers… we’ve!
So, when this chance introduced itself, we knew that we had an opportunity to assist present numerous sources to them, and that is when The Cultivate 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?
Effectively, for 12 months II of The Domesticate Awards, the finalists gave us vary! We had up to date, eveningwear, stylish and complex, in addition to boho luxe choices. Due to our mentor GabiFresh and esteemed Judges Susan Moses, Gwen DeVoe, and Yesenia Torres, we’ve 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 received 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 take pleasure in a brand new mattress from Big Fig Mattress and Mentorship from VC buddies of the model!
“I actually like juxtaposition and nostalgia. I like a great previous/new, arduous/mushy, gentle/darkish second. I pull inspiration from my mom, aunts, grandmothers, and ancestors. I like to mix that aesthetic with the ideas/components 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 in the course of the day, so that they have to be comfy, but additionally wish to look fly and specific themselves and their personalities by 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 style business is a precedence at ELOQUII. We’ve got been so impressed by all 4 finalists this 12 months, and we’re actually wanting ahead to working with grand prize winner, Charniece White to convey her assortment to life and elevate her enterprise.”
Yesenia Torres, Inventive Director at ELOQUII
We can’t 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 common associate at Realist Ventures Marie Rocha, and Shapermint supplied prizing to the winner of the Voters Selection Awards!
Ensure you keep related with us, as we will likely be bringing you all of the deets on the collab, Yr 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 certain we’re to see some newness right here quickly…
What do you consider our Yr II winner of The Domesticate Awards? Have you ever performed in her items earlier than? Do you stay up for this collab?
Tell us what you assume within the feedback beneath!