"Me in the desert. The Sahara desert/Morocco. I couldn't get over the color of the sand. It was like a burnt ORANGE. The scarf was a gift. We entered the desert by camel from the Moroccan side to spend the night in a Tuareg Tribal tent. My Tuareg guide walked two hours in the sand while we rode camel. The sand was blowing everywhere. My cameras were in plastic bags. My guide showed me how to wrap the red cloth around my head to protect me from the elements so I could enjoy the incredibly vast hills of sand & sky. (The Tuareg tribe are excellent craftsmen renowned for their indigo cloth, gold and silver jewelery and carved wooden masks.)" - Gigi Stoll
Chadwick Bell met his future business partner Vanessa Webster while growing up in California. One of the first peers to recognize his artistic talent, she encouraged Bell’s interest in fashion. At seventeen, he designed, produced, and presented forty looks with Webster’s support. He had found his passion and inspiration. The Chadwick Bell collection began when Bell and Webster defined a lifestyle for their ideal woman. From there Bell designed the first looks. In 2007, Bell (Creative Director) and Webster (Managing Director) co-founded the Chadwick Bell label with a Ready-to-Wear Fall 2008 collection. Private client orders encouraged them to expand, and Bell designed a Spring 2009 collection shown during New York Fashion Week.