BISHME CROMARTIE, BORN AND RAISED IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, WAS 8 YEARS OLD WHEN HE STARTED SKETCHING HIS DESIGNS.
He learned the basics of sewing from his aunt, and after graduating to a sewing machine, began making clothes for friends and family. Since the creation of his clothing line, his bold yet streamlined garments have earned him international acclaim. Vogue declared that his clothing “sculpts and celebrates a woman’s body,” he was a highly regarded contestant on Project Runway Season 17, and was crowned the winner of Project Runway All-Stars season 20. Cromartie has dressed such clients as Lizzo , Andra Day, Karrueche Tran, and Niecy Nash.
Cromartie’s work is confident, sexy, and architecturally captivating. His garments reflect characteristics of the art that inspires him: boundary-breaking, fun, daring, romantic, and socially conscious. His mission as a Black designer is to encourage self-expression, advocate for representation, and shatter the expectations for people of color. His goal is to continue opening doors for all people of color and for his designs to inspire those who may not see themselves in the fashion industry
Bishme Cromartie has been published in Elle, Essence, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, The Washington Times, and WWD, as well as shown on Bravo.