Soul Pitt Media had the pleasure of meeting fashion and eye-wear designer Stevie Boi from Baltimore at the Organization of Black Designers Conference in Cincinnati, OH in October.
If you watch MTV or read fashion magazines, you’ve probably seen Stevie Boi’s work. Remember the jewel-encrusted sunglasses Lady Gaga wore on her Monster Ball tour? Boi made those. In fact, the 22-year-old Baltimore-based designer is largely responsible for the extravagant, impractical turn that high-fashion eyewear has taken in the last couple of years. Big-name designers had already created dazzling sunglasses that you couldn’t find at the mall, but Boi upped the ante considerably. — Baltimore City Paper