Stuzo, the brand that coined and spearheaded what it means to be Gender Free!
When I was younger, if I had seen this representation, it might have catapulted me into this business a little quicker,” they add (their designs are now worn by A-list actress Lena Waithe).
“It’s sad because these kids' mental health is at stake,” Devin-Norelle said of the gender-affirming care bans. “I think about all the friends that I lost from suicide because they weren’t respected, because they were targeted. … when you attack trans kids you attack us too.”
"High school and junior high were fashion shows."
“It’s the starting part that’s difficult, but you just need to do it,” she says. “You don’t need to know every step. You just have to take that first step — you can’t get to the second step without taking the first.”
"For years the entertainment industry has been slowly inviting us into mainstream living rooms, and now we'd like to return the favor by offering authentic queer content"
"Our pieces are gender free . . . because clothes don't have any organs last time we checked."
"The better I am, the better my business."
“It’s a culmination of my upbringing in life really,” Stuzo founder Stoney Michelli tells In The Know.
What’s next in the cutting-edge world of fashion? Gender-free apparel, of course. Stoney Michelli Love, whose Los Angeles–based Stuzo clothing line is designed without gender in mind, joins Alta Live for a discussion of her cheeky style, celebrity clients, and the future of an industry built on an antiquated idea of gender identity.Join us for a fashion-forward Alta Live!
Stoney Michelli Love is a African-Panamanian renaissance woman. When she is not running her company, STUZO CLOTHING, she is daydreaming about the big screen. What makes Stoney a Renaissance woman is that she is a Graphic Designer, an Actor, and a Photographer. Stoney graduated from Briarcliffe College with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Stoney is the founder and Owner of Stuzo Clothing. She is the head of the design department and Art Director for Stuzo Clothing. Stoney grew up in The Bronx, NY and moved to LA in 2010 which was always a dream of hers!
Dawn is our retail staff member and has been with Stuzo for over a year. She started as an intern and quickly worked her way up to employee! She also has a brand of her own, Pretty Ill Vintage, that you can shop in our flagship store. Her energy radiates the store and we’re happy to have her on the StuzoSquad!