How it started
HNYB ("Honeybee") is my namesake line that I started when I was living in the U.K. I began by making custom statement jackets in my small flat in Shoreditch, an artsy neighborhood in East London.
When the pandemic began I had to quickly leave Europe and I'm now located in Las Vegas. Before that I was born & raised in the beautiful state of West Virginia. I attended West Virginia University and then went on to study fashion design at Parsons The New School for design in New York City.
At Parsons my focus was on outerwear and the core of my line are vintage-inspired bomber jackets. All jackets are unisex styles, made in luxe velvet and custom made trims. I also design apparel & accessories and pet wear. All inspired by East London and Downtown New York. I take particular interest in street art - the use of color and a form of expression. I also love to go back to my roots and regularly make designs inspired by my hometown of West Virginia.