A collaboration with Sissy Boy made another one of Boity’s childhood dreams, of being a fashion designer, a reality. “I was seven years old and I just enjoyed drawing the garments I dreamt of wearing,” she says. At the time, fashion was “a dreamland kind of space. Drawing them would somehow attract them in some way.” Today, her range with Sissy Boy is about affirming and celebrating what is real: “I wanted to make sure that everything suits a curvy black woman.”
Choosing a favourite piece, Boity confirms, is like being asked to choose a favourite child. “That’s hard. That’s very hard. All of them – honestly.” There’s such variety: from figure-hugging dresses to masculine sporty power trousers to feminine duster coats and athletic crop tops, the list goes on.
There’s also the alluring contrast between the confidence exuded by the construction of each piece and the soothing colour palate. Boity is always in search of “clothes that accentuate and celebrate my curves. Because I love my curves and I celebrate them.”
Tying in wonderfully with her tastes in Insta accounts, Boity is currently obsessed with Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale. She’ll spend her downtime catching up on series and sleeping. Not that there’s a lot of that going on in her life. The next exciting job is always around the corner, and Boity is the type of person who won’t fall into a rut. “My energy will go towards something that speaks to me at a certain time. I don’t limit myself,” she says of her love for variety. “If at a point I want to change and go into interior designing, I feel like it’s something I would do. I mean, I won’t drop everything, but I’m open enough to doing whatever speaks to me, you know? Because, literally, why not?”
The collection is available online HERE!