About Christine Phillips
Christine Phillips is an accomplished designer with a charismatic personality and fresh design approach that makes her quality fashions treasured by her clientele. Encouraged early in life to develop her creativity and entrepreneurial spirits, she credits her maternal grandfather who was a small business owner and her grandmother who was a highly successful seamstress. In the third grade, she created her first product for her favorite teacher; a yellow and white checkered cotton pique pocketbook. 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. She then shared her love of fashion with aspiring students by teaching a fashion design class at a local high school.
With over fifteen years in the fashion industry, Crissy has flourished in the woman’s apparel field. She embarked on her own business venture in 1997 and opened a distinctive women’s boutique, Crissy’s Closet, in historical Collingswood, NJ. Her company consistently received coverage by local news media. Crissy Phillips is also a member of the Philadelphia Sewing Collective in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This is a group of sewing artisans that help preserve craftsmanship and knowledge of sewing by their community outreach and teaching.
Described as a “perfectionist in research and development, Crissy’s goal is to exceed customers’ expectations. She researches clothing designs, trims, beads and materials and develops dyes and textures for fabrics. Crissy designs clothing and accessories for every occasion using an array of exquisite fabrics. Her specialty is couture formalwear and bridal with a fine eye for detail and embellishment. Crissy introduced a new facet of her company in 2003: a men’s fine neckwear line called “Ties That Bind” www.tiesthatbindonline.com. All of her lines are distinguished because of her personal attention to fabric selection, color integration and construction.
Crissy’s annual gala fashion shows are attended by growing audiences and are consistently sold out. She selects an inspired theme and uses her creative skills to design vibrant styles that carry through in the line she develops. Her garments echo her clients’ diverse personalities, tastes and reflect a timeless beauty.
“Do it big, Do it right, Give it class.” — (vintage hollywood)