As mainstream designers embrace plus size fashion, journalists debate its existence, and plus size models grace some of fashionâ€™s most prominent magazines, there were and have always been the few, the proud, the plus: the plus size designers who have long delivered fashion for the curvy gal before the rest.
One of those few is designer Yuliya Raquel, the designer behind Igigi. Raquel was a pre-med student before recognizing her personal and professional calling in plus size fashion.
Beyond offering choices to an under-served demographic, Yuliya Raquel also pulls of two feats which have challenged many designers: most items are priced under $200, and the clothes are designed and produced in San Francisco.
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