Footwear and Apparel Designer

About

About the Designer

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Danielle Simpkin is a footwear and apparel designer from Freetown, Massachusetts. The have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in apparel design from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.

Danielle's works revolve around exploring nostalgia and humor within design, as well as empowerment of the self. They use form, texture, and a mix of knitwear, tailoring, and leather-working to express their designs. The most important philosophy of their work is telling a story with clothing, and finding ways to put narratives into garments.

Originally taking an interest in art and design through illustration, They fell in love with shoe and knitwear design after taking courses in the subjects during their time at RISD, and pursued a mix of the two throughout their senior year.