Qristyl Frazier Designs
It was at the tender age of 15 that Qristyl Frazier had her first sewing lesson and was immediately taken with the world of fashion. Being a Missouri native, Qristyl graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. After completing her degree she honed her skills as a fashion designer by working for industry giants such as “Sean by Sean Combs,”“Alice and Olivia”, “Victoria’s Secret”, and more.
Her 20 years of designing experience led her to establish a New York based fashion house for curvy women called Qristyl Frazier Designs, Inc. in 2006. She quickly and ingeniously coined the phrase “Plus Sexy” which is a term of endearment to describe confident voluptuous women who fully embrace their curves.
Since creating her Ecommerce store in 2006, Qristyl continues to produce quality garments for Plus Sexy women ages 22 and up between the sizes of 12-24. For instance, she won the title “Fashion Designer of the Year”, which is a coveted award given to fashion trailblazers in the plus community, during the 2010 Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) national runway show.
Each piece is delicately handcrafted with care and Qristyl prides herself on the fact that she is the only plus designer who offers items by including a drop down menu for height, among color and size choices. Her unique approach of tailoring garments, with each customer’s proportions in mind, guarantees a perfect fit EVERY time. Finally, the finishing touch is added – the signature Qristyl Frazier Designs, Inc. tag that says “Plus Sexy Clothing”, reminding every customer that she is wonderfully and beautifully made.
You have seen and heard Qristyl Frazier display her fashion expertise on prominent national and international television networks and radio stations. For example she has appeared on: The Rachel Ray Show, The Sundance Channel, Fox2 Now St. Louis, KPLR News, Fox News Baltimore, BBC News Magazine, Plus Model Radio, and Let’s Talk Live with Joan radio show. She is constantly taking on new challenges and proved to be an innovative trend setter by being cast on Project Runway Season 6 and Season 2 of All On The Line with Joe Zee. Catch up with her latest endeavors by watching Qristyl Frazier on Episode 5 of the hit docu-drama Curvy Girls on NuvoTV where she debuted her premiere solo NYC fashion show entitled Qristyl Frazier’s Sizzling Summer Fashion Show; finding her designs on the cover of SkorchMagazine and several features in CNN Living, Essence Magazine, JetMagazine, Plus Model Magazine, Venus Daily Diva, The Examiner,Harlem World, The St. Louis American, STL Mag, Bronze Magazine,VLog (LoveKisses99), and top fashion Blogs (Charreah Jackson; Ghetto Fashionista; Short,Curvy, Fierce; Trendy Curves; Depeche Vogue; The Curvy Fashionsita); and by shopping at her website, Lane Bryant Ecommerce, and select Lane Bryant stores.
Qristyl’s designs headlined on BET’s 2012 Rip The Runway Show. Qristyl is no stranger to the national network as her sultry collection was aired on the 2006 and 2008 Rip The Runway shows as well. Also, Qristyl is a 2012 graduate of The Workshop at Macy’s program which is an exclusive curriculum that fosters development for minority owned vendors (out of thousands of applicants, Qristyl was handpicked for a group of 17 participants).
Qristyl Frazier Designs are an international commodity. Orders are shipped on a weekly basis worldwide to Europe, Australia, Africa, and more. It is no secret that iconic stars like Janet Jackson, Queen Latifah, Wendy Williams, Angie Stone, Mary Mary, Shirley Strawberry, and Patrice Covington adorn themselves in Qristyl Frazier’s cutting edge designs.
“Fashion with a passion” is Qristyl’s lifelong goal. In addition to creating figure-flattering designs for shapely women, she aims to empower and serve her community. Qristyl has created “Plus Sexy and They Know It” albums/boards – online interactive platforms wherein customers can submit testimonies and photos of themselves wearing Qristyl Frazier designs. Seeing as these outlets are on her social media sites they provide an avenue for curvy women to proudly flaunt their fabulous frames.
She has contributed both her fashion designs and time to organizations that include The Cancer Foundation for women of all ages, The New York Foundling Foundation for orphan girls, Miss Plus Sized African Pageant in Nigeria for girls and women who suffer from fibroids (Qristyl Frazier was the first plus designer to be hosted by Nigeria and spotlighted as their feature designer), and by attending the annual Sheer Elegance fashion show Sponsored by Matthews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club.