Meet The Bajan Designer Behind Rihanna’s Viral Crochet Dress

Shanice Taylor became an overnight sensation after singer and business mogul Rihanna wore her custom cream crochet dress in a promotional post on Instagram.

The most stunning part of this feel-good story is that Taylor only learned to crochet seven months ago. Last November, the entrepreneur picked up the skill during some downtime in her retail store. 

Her friend’s mom lent her a hook, showed her the ropes & a month later another friend tasked her with making a dress.

Taylor was apprehensive but completed the piece & from there she started making other clothing items including swimsuits.

Taylor happened to run into Rihanna’s longtime bestie and constant travel companion Melissa Forde, who was visiting their native Barbados at the time.
Taylor finally saw the dress on Rihanna on May 11th when she posted it to her 96.5 million Instagram followers.

The design was even featured on the Vogue website. Since then, orders have been pouring in from all corners of the globe: Canada, the United States, England, Germany, and the Philippines.

Taylor is already searching for a place to set up shop, where she can create and customers can view her designs. She’s also working on a website and official social media pages.

I see myself moving forward with this. I really want to take it to another level, create other things; things that are mind-blowing. In my imagination, I have so much going on. 
I also want to dress other celebrities. Hopefully, others will contact me to get a personalized piece

Find Shanice and inquire about her designs on Instagram.