Diana Mitchell has been sewing since childhood, taught by her mother
and grandmother, both of whom made clothes for the family. Diana went
on to earn her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis, Art
Studio program, focusing on sewn sculptures. She later completed a
patternmaking program in San Francisco.
While directing an afterschool center for children, Diana recognized an
unfilled market niche: comfortable women’s wear that is suited for work
with kids and presentable in front of their parents. Thus, in 2011, DDCC
was born. Diana uses her late grandfather’s architectural drafting table
to create all patterns and is inspired by his legacy. She often likens
patternmaking to architecture: 2D designs blossom into beautiful 3D works
of art upon completion.
DDCC, Diana’s company, designs and manufactures socially conscious,
flattering activewear. Diana’s vision is to bring versatility to today’s busy
woman – whether she is exercising or going out with friends. DDCC’s
staple item is the hoodie, marrying a fitted blazer and a favorite sweat
shirt. DDCC also features women’s tops, dresses and accessories. All
garments are manufactured in San Francisco.