Growing up in Houston,Texas designer Caycee Black- who is now based in New York and Philly-was always surrounded by paint, sequined tulle and denim. Most recently Caycee was a cast member on Season 19 of Project Runway on Bravo.
With a BFA in design from Parsons School of Design, she set up shop in NYC and held design jobs at Anna Sui, Club Monaco, Tibi, Reed Krakoff and Coach. Crafted asymmetric tulle organza in painted denim or abstract dripping watercolor, for designer Caycee Black, contradiction is a thing of beauty. Known for her painted fabrics Caycee calls her look "dystopian farm girl"-whimsical, rooted in nature and unexpected. She brings together elements of her West Texas heritage with themes pulled from Dolly Parton and Brothers Grimm Fairy tales. There is a charming once upon a time story she translates into the untold stories of her female ancestors, sewing them into her garments.
Her namesake label captures the fun of her personality with a strong focus on her painted prints, which have been worn by Drew Barrymore, Michelle Williams, Lilly Singh, Regina Spektor and Solange Knowles.
Her line has received numerous awards including Best New Designer in WWD, Lucky Magazine and Vogue UK.
The Caycee Black collection was founded in New York, New York in 2009 by Caycee Black.
The central source of inspiration for each collection is the painting from which they originate. The results of this approach is her dark, yet playful architectural drape. The collection is distinguished by the romantic, conceptual way Caycee approaches inspiration, storytelling and how she sees the world though nature, art, film, culture and music.
At the center of Caycee's unique approach to fashion, is her pursuit of innovation through storytelling. Caycee's vision expands into multi artistic endeavors, which includes her work as a costume designer, writer, actor and producer.
In 2021, Caycee launched the Couture line, a made to order one of a kind pieces from runway to customer. This pays homage to her female ancestors that were seamstresses and expands offering to all sizes and body shapes.
International icons have worn Caycee's designs globally. The Couture and Limited Edition collections are available on cayceeblack.com
Mission of the Company
Growing up fashion became Caycee's outlet of personal expression and she felt safe being who she was. Fashion is Art and being such an important thread through her life she gives back the gift it has given her. Since 2012 Caycee has been donating a portion of her sales revenue to children in need. She feels it's exceptionally important for these children to have an outlet to be able to express themselves creatively. Because of this Caycee chooses to give back to charities dealing with the arts including work shops, art supplies, music, and drama courses.