Local Designer, Accessories

2014 Winner: Artemis Design Co.

Photo Credit: Adam Detour


Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt, and Artemis Design Co. founder Milicent Armstrong is herself an impressive huntress, scouring the world for antique textiles. Turkish kilim rugs, ikat silks and velvets from Uzbekistan are fashioned into eye-catching bags and shoes. (Her colorful flats with braided trim are this summer’s answer to boring espadrilles.) Armstrong hopes to expand into Indian silks, African waxed cotton and Peruvian and Moroccan textiles. We say, go for it.