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FGI of Philadelphia Member Spotlight – Christine Phillips

Christine Phillips, or Crissy for short, is our Member Spotlight for November 2015! Get to know more about her work and life in the Philadelphia fashion industry.

Member since: 2014

Occupation: Fashion Designer/Founder, Fashion University Summer Camp

Passionate about: I’m passionate about helping others, especially youths. I have a desire to just help someone else; this is why I started Fashion University. I had obstacles during my college years that I wish I had known beforehand. Fashion University’s summer camp helps students get an upper-hand before entering into college, allowing them to become better students during their undergraduate years.


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Style icon: Valentino and Giorgio Armani. They are amazing designers; just perfection. They know a woman’s body like no other. Their approach to design is pure elegance.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

I draw my inspiration from life. Anything can inspire me. Whether it’s a symphony, sculpture, a leaf, garden, or the movement of the inner city. I try to see the beauty in what’s around me.

How has FGI of Philadelphia helped your personal and professional life?

I was fortunate enough to become friends with one of the board members who owns a modeling and talent agency. Through FGI, she and I partner together each year during my annual fashion show and fundraiser.

How does FGI of Philadelphia go about positioning themselves to become the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design in Philadelphia?

I believe constant exposure whether networking events, fashion events, community service, supporting their members, or taking part in building the fashion community will place FGI as a forerunner of fashion in Philadelphia.

Crissy's upcoming fashion show February 6, 2016 at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia.

Crissy’s upcoming fashion show February 6, 2016 at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia.

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