Donald Guadeloupe grew up in St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands. He attributes his passion for women knitwear on growing up in the worm climate of STVI, where the need for sweaters was nonexistence. Hence is love for luxurious sweaters and knitwear was a natural outgrowth. Growing up in a transient environment where he was exposed to major European designer collection at a young age like YSL, Gucci, Fendi and Armani. This has influence his love for high fashion design.