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About Crissy

Fashion Designer

Christine Phillips is an accomplished designer with a charismatic personality and fresh design approach that makes her quality fashions treasured by her clientele.

Crissy designs clothing and accessories for every occasion using an array of exquisite fabrics. Her design aesthetic is "Timeless Beauty with a Flirty Edge". Crissy specializes in Executive Chic, Special Occasion, and Bridal. Each year she produces an annual fashion show and fundraiser to a sold-out crowd where local news anchors and media host the event. She coordinates the entire show including concept, to sponsors relations for cancer research benefiting several local organizations including Children's Hospital of Philadelpha (C.H.O.P.) in their Child life Department.

Crissy has been featured on  “Talk Philly” CBS, NBC “10! Show”, PHL 17, Courier Post and several local news media outlets.

Crissy created Fashion University, a fashion camp and private tutoring sewing school, to give young students and adults a comprehensive fashion design program. Fashion University is a culmination of her college education, and 20 years of sewing and teaching to fashion enthusiasts.  





How She Got Started

As a senior in high school, she received the prestigious Golden Key Award from University of the Arts- an award usually reserved for college students. Spurred on by this recognition, she honed her craft as a merchandiser and quality control designer while working to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences.

With over twenty years in the fashion industry, Crissy has flourished in the woman’s apparel field. She embarked on her own business venture in 1997-2004 and opened a distinctive women’s boutique, Crissy’s Closet, in historic Collingswood, NJ.  This propelled her to launch a custom fashion design concierge business, internship program, fashion camp and annual Fashion Shows.