About D.Webb Designs

"From the dance floor to the streets"

The Company

D.Webb Designs was originally conceived by its founder, Debbie Despina Cartsos, to provide dancers with clothing that not only felt good on, but added a superior level of quality and versatility with a luxurious freedom of movement.  Our clothes are handmade in New York City, for a dancer, by a dancer... but you don't have to BE a dancer to enjoy them!  The comfort and flexibility they provide in the dance studio translates easily to a unique personal style on the streets.  Urban wear with a bohemian twist, you can layer, mix and match with your own pieces, and find what fits your spirit...

Our independent design house was launched in 2007 and is now a proud member of Made In NYC, with all of our items sourced and manufactured right here in New York City.

"For a dancer, by a dancer."

Our Founder/Principal Designer

Debbie Cartsos donned her first belly dance costume at the age of five from a belly dancer that performed at Zorba’s, a famous Greek night club in Florida. Later on when she moved to Athens, Greece, she continued to shimmy on through her mother’s design studio to the sounds of classic Mediterranean music, surrounded by the vibrant colors and patterns destined to become beautiful gowns for her family’s evening wear boutique. Is it any surprise that dance and fashion were her first loves? They led her to degrees in Fashion and Intimate Apparel Design at the Veloudakis Private Institute of Design in Greece and NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she also received the Jean Yu Critic Award for Intimate Apparel and the Intimate Apparel Council Merit Award. At the same time, Debbie was earning numerous belly dance certifications, performing and, eventually, teaching.

Inevitably, her two loves merged. Her expertise in bra-making and fashion led to costume design and a line of performance wear and so D.Webb Designs was born. She now designs apparel that can be worn in many different ways, “from the studio to the street”, striving to fill a gap in the fashion industry by creating pieces that allow for freedom.  Freedom in movement and freedom in style, as non-conforming and individual as the people who wear them.