Stevie Boi is an eyewear designing genius. He’s serious and devoted to his craft, which is why his pieces are a favorite among celebrities. The Baltimore native is known for his edgy and creative luxury eyewear, and his shades have been featured in many publications, including international Vogue magazines. Stevie Boi has designed eyewear for many different celebrities, including major celebrities such as Rihanna and superstar Lady Gaga. Anna Del Russo, Editor of Vogue Japan, is also a fan of his collections. His pieces have also been worn on many fashion show runways. When it comes to designing accessories, this young man knows his stuff. His collections are things only known to your wildest imagination, and his raw creativity will help keep him a fashion industry favorite for years to come.
The designer is not just a designer, he’s a friend to many. Stevie Boi is very active on his social media pages, engaging his fan base with not just great style, but motivation and life advice. His fans love that he is intimate with them, and so down to earth. His demeanor is just as controversial as his “tell it like it is” attitude, which makes him even more appealing. The bold and blunt designer took time to chat about his likes, dislikes, and many more topics.
On what we may not know about Stevie Boi
“I have worked for the government, running a network system for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. I even have licenses to drive tanks and use military weapons.”
On how he describes his own style, and who/what inspires it
“I describe my own style as edgy, clean…grungy and confusing. I like to dress the way that I feel rather than dress the way I want to look. I am deeply inspired by my environment. If I’m in a room full of metal, I want to wear silver. I also like to wear black too, it makes me feel powerful.”
On his success defining moment
“My success defining moment was when I received two Vogue covers featuring my eyewear, back to back.It was Vogue Italy and Vogue Japan. It was unreal, unplanned, and never done before by an independent designer.”
On dealing with adversity, negativity, and imitation in the fashion industry
“Sometimes I have to remind myself that this is the industry,and I must stay out of my feelings. Other times I get upset and I rant on Twitter. I think imitation is hilarious but sad. I don’t understand why people do it. If it’s not original, I don’t want to hear about it.”
On who he would like to see wearing his designs
I would love to see Grace Jones, Ciara, and Donatella Versace wearing my designs. I love what Grace Jones has done for fashion. I love Ciara’s approach and
progression with music, and I respect Versace’s great clothing brand.
On fashion trends he likes and doesn’t like
“I like anything that is innovative, dark, and extremely controversial. I don’t like crocs, they’re so ugly!”
On his latest collection, “Leather”
It’s over 30 pieces. I was inspired by a condom. I saw a chanel condom ad, and the condom looked as if it was leather. Weird, but I thought that was interesting…”
On advice to those with interest to break into the fashion accessory industry
“You must not come into this industry trying to make best friends. This
is a hateful world. And it’s even harder in a small industry.Oh, and be original. Don’t copy me, thanks!”
On what fans can look forward to from Stevie Boi in 2013
“The biggest surprise fans can look forward to is the television work I filmed,styled, and designed for action films. They can also look forward to me acting. I am more than just a designer. I’m a mogul with no filter.”
Stevie Boi can be followed on Twitter at @stevieb0i, as well as Facebook and Instagram . His collections can be shopped at www.stevieboi.com .