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The Creative DPiper Twins: Ghanaian Designers Danielle & Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper present “Kastle Designs” & “Treasure Chest”

Danielle and Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper (popularly referred to as the DPiperTwins) are 23 year old twin fashion models and fashion designers born to a Ghanaian father and Caribbean mother. Although born in New York, they were raised in their fatherland, Ghana…

Ijeoma Balogun

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Danielle & Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper

Danielle and Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper (popularly referred to as the DPiperTwins) are 23 year old twin fashion models and fashion designers born to a Ghanaian father and Caribbean mother. Although born in New York, they were raised in their fatherland, Ghana for nine years.

The DPiperTwins grew up in a fashion conscious home, with previous generations who knew how to work the sewing machine: “Our mother would always buy fabric and create our uniforms and customize them and we paid attention to how particular she was about what we wore. From watching her, we developed a love for it.” says the twins in an interview for JONESMAG.com

This love, propelled Danielle and Chantelle to pursue fashion relatively young. They attended the High School of Fashion Industries (HSFI) and continued their education at the Fashion Institute of Technology where they achieved their Bachelors degree.

Highlighted as ones to watch by JONESMAG.com, Danielle has had editorials in Women’s Wear Daily, Fashion Manuscript, and Textile World. She has also worked alongside a number of notable fashion designers including couture designer Maggie Norris and Marchesa’s own Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman. Chantelle has worked in the accessories showrooms of Diane Von Furstenberg, Sevens for All Mankind, and Juicy Couture.

In February 2010, a year after obtaining their Bachelors degree , they debut their Fashion and  Jewellery Line – Kastle Designs and  Treasure Chest at  New York Fashion Week.

Inspired by many different cultures, shapes , architecture pictures and just our own ideas of what we feel society would love” , The  Kastle Design collection consists of eye-catching cocktail and evening dresses, incorporating fabrics such as, chiffon, silk charmeuse, satin and prints. In addition, they embed elements like  beading and embroidery. The Treasure Chest jewellery collection consists of handmade unique, fun and fresh, beaded creations, incorporating lavish gemstones, sand stones, cultured pearls, and crystals.

They have appeared on a number of major television shows such as the Rachael Ray Show, NBC’s the Today Show, and an MTV commercial for Snickers. They have also graced the front cover of League Magazine, David & Young MagazineCaribbean Life Newspaper. America’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 contestant,  Bianca Golden was spotted in a dress by these lovely ladies. Kastle Designs has also been seen in the CW Network’s  hit show “Gossip Girl” and has been featured in Vogue Japan.

Model/Actress RoseMarie Reyes in Treasure Chest Jewellery:

America’s Next Top Model  Cycle 4 winner Naima Mora in Treasure Chest & Kastle Designs:

View Jewellery from Treasure Chest:

Kastle Designs:

The Antoinete dress featured in Gossip Girl Season 4, Episode 9 (left)

Contact DPiperTwins:

[email protected]
Kastledesignsandtreasurechest.com
facebook.com/dpipertwins
http://dpipertwins.blogspot.com/
twitter.com/dpipertwins

53 Comments

  1. Mee...

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Luvly

  2. partyrider

    January 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

    23yrs old?
    just wow..nice one..great things to come
    totally impressed and motivated to keep doing wat i know how to do best

  3. i like i like

    January 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!! africans are going places. WHAT!!!! beautiful!

  4. akosua

    January 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

    talented peeps. thumbs up gals. and Naima of ANTM, wooowwwwwwwwwwwww

  5. sola

    January 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Ok….is it that we only get to see the “bestest” of Ghana? they are always off the hook!!! Saw a fashion show on studio 53 extra also and it was great. I think the Ghanian designers are just better and they pay attention to detail. #justsaying

    • CoSign

      January 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      I totally agree with you! Nigerians might be innovators but Ghanians always take and run the idea(s) to the next level. #justsaying

    • THE AMAKA

      January 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      your opinion….
      and let the comparing begin…hiss…

  6. BC

    January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Nice! And Naima!! She is my favorite top model.Very cool.

  7. Lade

    January 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    wow!africans are too much!these girls are so gifted. me likey everything.

  8. DIVA

    January 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    nice!!!! kudos girls u make Africa look good!!!

  9. chat

    January 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    i was thinking jennifer lopez…

  10. MissLC

    January 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    i think what sets ghana apart is the workmanship…production in naija is still WIP and is such a hassle as every tailor wants to be their own Oga…ghanians are more patient and better at tailoring..but nigerians r actually more trendy..but clearly the industry has evolved past the acceptance of mediocre finishing..i just hope both parties can work together and portray AFRICA to the west

    • Taj

      January 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Why do we always gotta have a Nigeria/Ghana debate? If the designers had been from Mali, would we be making any comparison? Just saying *-)

    • Nana Ama

      January 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      Dont let Bitter Meme read ya comment – before she comes all defensive using words like facism and what not – so angry. Let The truth speaks for it self and not utter too many words – so lets not even divert the topic and allow bitterness to spew out. Today is not the day,. Yesterday we had enough on the Sika thread.Say your comment and keep it moving.

      My comment: The clothes are nice and i am glad “AFRICA” (see i didnt mention any country) is rising up the ladder in fashion” – AFRICA FOR US BY US.

      Gbam – case close.

  11. MissLC

    January 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    oooo the designs are lovely and i am also inspired to keep improving

  12. nkiru

    January 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    these pieces are lovely. Africa is really a force to be reckoned with.

  13. Me

    January 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Nice pieces

  14. D.O.T.M.H

    January 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Gossip Girl?!?! No way! Really?? O_O

  15. missy

    January 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    remind me again is this website not called bella ‘naija’? anyways thats by the way d designs are ok but where re our nigerian designers naw? hmmn bella i think its hi time u feature more nigerian talents ooo besides im not discriminating or anything im trying to support my country people…so anybody that has a problem with this comment should drown his/herself in river jordan 😛

    • Nana Ama

      January 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      Better yet feature nothing else but Naijas on this website – and satify your naija audience cos clearly many naijas dont want foreigners on this board. Everytime a ghanaian with great talent is featured -the bitter ness spew out. Dont feature Ghanaians Southafricans etc etc. Yesterday Meme asked bella to not allow ghanaians on this board, now its this one called missy. HOnestly Bella just please your majority audience and take any non nigerian talent off this board. Now we know why there is no peace in that nation.

    • sweetie

      January 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      na wa o, na so e pain u reach…no vex abeg, we like ghanians 🙂

    • Ti

      January 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      I understand where u are coming from but ur last statement about no peace in the nation was totally unnecessary and only made u sound bitter and ignorant. Missy expressed her opinion, granted it may not be right but u bringing the problems of the nation as a way to insult all nigerians is uncalled for. Next time just state ur opinion, the same way I just did.

    • missy

      January 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      nawa oo see vexation…i dont intend to bring up a ghanaian or nigerian war here because this is a nigerian website as the name depicts….by the way she featured a ghanaian designer yesterday and i just wanted her to feature more nigerian designers so i dunno wat ur problem is and i dont even know what prompted u to type d last sentence in ur reply but oh well watever….

    • Aba, Accra

      January 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      Sweedie, dont waste ur energy, we luv bella n we’ll continue 2 cum here. im luving all d attention on Gh. hehehe…haters sneeezeeee

    • Ready

      January 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

      Haba, really? I agreed with you until that last statement…there is peace in our nation. Unless you decide that intermittent bouts of violence means no peace; in that case, the U.S. has no peace either considering the recent Arizona shootings.
      I’m Nigerian, we love Ghanaians and indigenes of any country on that continent that improves our reputation in the fashion industry and increases our cumulative sub-Saharan GDP.
      #myfiftykobo#

  16. foolish talk

    January 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    They definitely source their fabric in NYC! I gather these clothes aint cheap! even better.. less people wearing em. store? website? or did i not read?

  17. kreamy

    January 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Nice!!!

  18. LizK

    January 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Lovely designs. Nigerian designers, Ghanian etc etc. Its still Africa. Or mayb it should be called BellaAfrique,lol.

  19. Hali

    January 21, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    interesting…

  20. Zara

    January 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    This is the best fashion feature I have seen on bellanaija! These girls are great! Is there a website one can buy their designs? Or a store?

  21. Teebaby

    January 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    loves the sequin dresses.Simple styles but workmanship is really really good.

  22. Teebaby

    January 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    oh really?is there suppose to be a naija vs Ghana debate?Na wa for una.Who care?We all rock!Geez people!

  23. Nana Ama

    January 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    sweetie
    na wa o, na so e pain u reach…no vex abeg, we like ghanians

    😆 “pain” huh, i guess we all know who that word fits

  24. Ronnie's Jeans

    January 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Talented twins.Love every piece!!

  25. Chibaby

    January 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    nice.

  26. lizzy

    January 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    These gals are giving our naija designers a hot run for their talents…..lol. They are absolutely creative and i love all their designs.

  27. French Niara

    January 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Lovely how can i get a piece?
    BN please how can i get intouch with you?got sometigs to propose

  28. Miss ATL

    January 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Not bad. Congrats to the girls! Keep it up!!!

  29. olasimbo

    January 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Hot collections from dis ghanian twins bravo!!!!!!!!!

  30. NAIJA VIX.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    they are so TALENTED !!! i MUST make a purchase lovely post!! =)

  31. Busola Banks

    January 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Really Impressed!!!!

  32. Loud Mouth Critique

    January 22, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Gorgeous pieces…..a complete breath of fresh air!!!

  33. nando

    January 22, 2011 at 3:20 am

    The twins re talented….I luv Naima

  34. Abiola

    January 22, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Ready
    Haba, really? I agreed with you until that last statement…there is peace in our nation. Unless you decide that intermittent bouts of violence means no peace; in that case, the U.S. has no peace either considering the recent Arizona shootings. I’m Nigerian, we love Ghanaians and indigenes of any country on that continent that improves our reputation in the fashion industry and increases our cumulative sub-Saharan GDP. #myfiftykobo#

    My dear, God bless you. Anything to increase the sub-saharan GDP!

    ps. I LOVE my Ghanaian peeps! I don’t know which kind of useless nationalism is scratching all these Nigerian people. Let’s celebrate each other and drop all the bad belle

  35. sisiekomi

    January 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm

  36. THE AMAKA

    January 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    NOT IMPRESSED! for the simple fact that there aren’t enough black models.
    as black people, i feel we should be supporting our own 100%
    these babes could easily get work elsewhere, while many black models are struggling.
    and YES i know naima is like 10% black. LOL

    the designs are alright, IMO…

  37. Gbemi

    January 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    WOW!! They have already shown at NYFW @ 23! At 23, I was stuck @ uni studying for my extra semester when my classmates had gone for youth service 😛
    Fist time I’m hearing about the High School of Fashion Industries… Googled it and I’m not surprised these girls are doing so well….They studied complex garment construction in 10th grade (age 15 or so), Pattern making and three dimensional draping techniques in the 11th year!!
    For these gorgeous and talented girls, fashion is not an afterthought or a “PLAN B”. I pray for the kind of foresight their parents had, so I can help my children to pursue their dreams and not mine.

    I’m inspired to not give up on my dream of winning project runway and showing @ Bryant Park. I’ll give it my best shot and it will come to pass with God’s help.

    http://www.gbemisoke.blogspot.com

  38. Oma

    February 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

  39. Mayowa

    February 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    There’s nothing extra-ordinary that stands out for me in this one; it’s all very nice… but i admire their innovation. Keep up the good work girls! I’m sure there will be better things to come with more experience 🙂

  40. AFRANIE KWESI CAMERON

    May 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    CHARLIE,I DEY FEEL YOU THIS GIRLS COURAGE.THEY ARE MY ROLE MODELS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY.KEEP IT P DANIELLE AND CHANTELLE.

  41. me

    July 18, 2011 at 4:42 am

    african designers are realy rocking it

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