Who is Keresse?
Six/20 (formally named Forte's Forte) is a design house birthed out of tragedy. On June 20th, 2014, Keresse gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Forte. He was just too perfect for this world so God called him home. In the midst of her sorrow, Keresse kept having this nagging feeling that she needed to buy a sewing machine. She shrugged it off because she had always loved fashion but didn't know the first thing about sewing or even how to thread a machine! The feeling wouldn't stop so she finally ordered one then let it sit for over a month. On Labor Day more than 2 months after the purchase, a friend came over , saw the machine sitting in the corner, opened the box and showed Keresse how to thread it. That night something came alive in her and she sewed 2 pairs of pants and a dress for her daughter. The rest is history and she's never looked back. Forte is Latin word that means strength or forcefulness. The original name of our company, Forte's Forte, means "Forte's Strength". It was the strength that my son gave me to keep going. We continue to honor Forte with our current branding SIX/20, his birthday. For him, we live strong.