As mainstream designers embrace plus size fashion, journalists debate its existence, and plus size models grace some of fashion’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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