Streetwear designer and fiber artist Chelsea B hails from the South-side of Chicago, Illinois. Having a passion for art at a young age was a natural fit for her. However, SCAD (The Savannah College of Art and Design) was where she discovered her true passion for fiber arts and fashion. It was here that she combined her tactile skills with her love of color to create unique wearable pieces. She went on to earn her B.F.A in surface design and textiles with a minor in fashion design May of 2019.
She has since then founded House of Chelsea B, her own studio practice, where she combines streetwear fashion with the skill of crochet in innovative ways.
Her most recent project was curating sneaker customization workshops in partnership with Nike Chicago for the 2022 AF1 40th anniversary celebration. During the summer of 2022, she also designed her first sneaker while attending Nike School Chicago (AIR MAX 90 “NOTRA”)
Her work can also be seen featured on the 2022 season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars, rap artist Flo Milli in Refinery Mag’s January 2021 feature, the up and coming rap artist Baby Tate in her “I AM” music video (March 2021), and singer Lucky Daye in his new music video “Over” (September 2021).
With her innovative style, social media influence, and continued collaborations, Chelsea B hopes to continue to shift the narrative in fiber arts and fashion community .
Above: House of Chelsea B featured on Yung Baby Tate, Times Square, Manhattan, NYC
Billingsley's mission is to change the narrative of crochet. You literally can create anything, including a career in fashion with the yarn and a hooked needle.