IGIGI Reveals Imperial Russian Collection
Award-winning, plus-size designer brand IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel's newest Fall collection presents pieces with sumptuous imperial Russian influences interpreted for today's modern and elegant full-figured woman on the go. Inspired by the royal opulence of her native pre-Soviet Russia, Designer Yuliya Raquel, has used luxurious Italian wools, gabardine, and jersey that take life in rich jewel tones, gold accents, and folklore prints with a modern aesthetic. Dresses, career separates and outerwear are draped and tailored in the brand's signature techniques that have drawn full-figured fashionistas to http://www.igigi.com for over a decade. The campaign features plus-size model Kailee O'Sullivan as she moves about in San Francisco's financial district declaring her unapologetic ownership of her femininity.
"This has been a very satisfying collection to create, as well as a bit nostalgic. I cherish the memories growing up in an environment of poetic melancholy, deep and profound friendships and connections between people, cold winters and hot summers; being completely mesmerized by the regal art of the memory of the Royal Family and overall artistic inclinations of the Russian people. This collection is a testament to going back to my roots. And I am delighted to inspire curvy fashionistas to experience the memories of my childhood and early youth." said Yuliya Raquel.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Ca, IGIGI by Yuliya Raque,l was founded in 2000 with a mission to transform the world's view of beauty by providing full-figured women with fashion-forward, quality, and well-fitting clothes that would help express their beauty. Collections are designed in-house and produced locally through independent San Francisco Bay Area contractors. IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel has been featured in major fashion and life style magazines like Marie Claire, The Oprah Magazine, People StyleWatch, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, and Essence, and it has been a favorite among celebrities such as Nikki Blonsky, Kim Coles, Kaycee Stroh, Jill Scott, Kelly Price, Ashley Fink, Martha Wash, and Gabourey Sidibe. IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel collections are available online at http://www.igigi.com and select boutiques worldwide. IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel was honored with the Best Plus Fashion Retailer of the Year award (Full Figured Fashion Week, June, 2010), made Internet Retailer's Top Hot 100 list (December, 2010), and received About.com Critics' Choice Best Plus Designer Award (March, 2011).