Stef-n-Ty, since 1992, is Stephanie Dickey, designer and Tyrone Dickey, creative marketing director Stephanie Dickey got her fashion start at a very young age in Maryland, where her great-grandmother, a dressmaker taught her how to sew, knit, & crochet. patternmaking and sewing skills along with cultivating her eye for textiles. Stephanie began her first shop doing alterations and custom dressmaking for people in Annapolis, MD well as putting on fashion shows with a line of women’s clothing under the label “Stefani”. Since those early days, Stephanie and Tyrone have lived and worked in Baltimore, Philadelphia
and Brooklyn, NY before moving to Detroit in 2010.
On view till December 18 are Stef-n-Ty’s one-of-a-kind skullies + funky hats for women & men, made from upcycled and vintage textiles, Ty’s tubular paintings and a selection of cloth masks made in collaboration with Artists and Allies.
Artists and Allies is an alliance of artists and activists responding to the health disparities experienced by residents and healthcare workers in Detroit, Michigan. With over 17,025 COVID cases and 1560 deaths in Detroit, as of November 13, we’re attentive to the fact that this acutely high rate of mortality is a result of long-term systematic racism impacting residents’ access to safe and adequate housing, food, water, and medical care. Halima Cassells, Rebekah Modrak, Jane Prophet, and Silvia Lindtner, the core group of Artists and Allies, partner with local and international teammates to source masks, shields, and gowns, and to distribute PPE to Detroit healthcare workers. We have worked in solidarity with Detroit fiber artists Stephanie Dickey and Sheila M. Palmer who sew masks for frontline workers. We provide protection for food and water distribution center workers such as Brightmoor Connections and support bottom-up BIPOC Detroiters organizing for social justice.