About the Designers
Upon graduation, Steven found himself working with many Tony Award-winning costume designers and actors. Steven eventually became head costume designer for several productions making his mark in theatre industry. Exceptionally, he went on to receiving acclaim for his many talents and design visions.
In the late 1980s, Steven ventured into Evening Wear. He sold his gowns to various specialty stores across the country, branching out to custom Bridal Wear during this time and forming a new partnership called “Working Weddings”. In the early 1990s, Steven left behind the retail world to start ‘Steven Studios’. This new business prospect allowed him to work in Fashion, Theatre and Dance. He collaborated with designers Isaac Mizrahi and Fernando Sanchez, as well as some of this century’s dance icons like Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris. Steven’s extensive and well-rounded background was the perfect match in joining forces with Robert Bullock.
In 1990, Robert moved to New York and launched ‘Robert Bullock Hats’. Within the first few months, not only was he featured on the cover of Woman’s Wear Daily but was also proclaimed as one of the ‘best new up and coming designers’. Robert’s millinery line sold in Barney’s, Neiman Marcus stores and select specialty stores nationwide. Shortly thereafter, Robert ventured into menswear, launching a line at Neiman Marcus stores. Frustrated by the restrictions forced by ready-to-wear, Robert welcomed the partnership with Steven as a new venture where both talents could flourish to their ultimate potential.