"With more than 20 years experience designing luxuriously dyed evening and event wear, my new casual wear collection combines easy to wear shapes with unusual fabrics and a minimalist, restrained use of surface design." - Steve Sells
Originally a painter, Steve Sells transitioned to working with textile and garment design more than 20 years ago. All of the patterned fabrics on his garments are produced by hand in his Denver studio. Using various Japanese Shibori processes, along with hand painting, acid etching and ombre dyeing, he individually creates the fabric for each garment. The resulting combination of shape, texture, and pattern creates unique pieces of wearable art.
Steve Sells focuses on silhouettes that are flattering and easy to wear. His styles are casual yet sophisticated, with a modern, architectural interpretation of classic Japanese shapes. These silhouettes are combined with an array of unusual fabrics with unique weave structures sourced from around the world such as highly textured Japanese cottons, Italian silk blends, and Belgian linens. For his evening wear designs, Sells utilizes luxurious silks such as chiffon, charmeuse and organza, and hand-etched burnout satins and velvets in flowing shapes that skim the body.
The collection is available in upscale boutiques across the United States, from Beverly Hills to Madison Avenue.