Christina Mitten: Belle Beats
Belle Beats is a collection inspired by two different styles, street wear and southern wear. It is about the journey of discovering the combination of the styles from the perspective of an independent city girl who moves to a country town and learns she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty but she still wants to be classy too. Her love for the southern style and culture grows but she wants to continue with some aspects of street wear that comes from the city. The name Belle Beats comes from the term “Southern Belle” and beats rhymes with streets but the city is also a common place for music or new and upcoming beats. Belle Beats emphasizes common factors for both street wear and southern wear, creating cohesion. Some of these popular items in both styles that are featured in this collection include denim, flare pants, a corset, and more, with some looks being accessorized with cowboy boots.