Plus-size Designer IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Releases Into the Blue Collection; Drenched in Color and Vibrant Prints these Pieces Make for a Perfect Summer Wardrobe

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Available at http://www.igigi.com and select specialty stores worldwide, Into The Blue is a mixture of curve enhancing dresses and separates that feature subtle design details in the season’s hottest trends. Criss-crossing on the empire waist, asymmetric draping, ruching and pleating are used to highlight curves in bold palettes, print blocking, black and white combinations, and high-low hemlines fit for the summer.

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We definitely wanted to inject bright new colors and more prints and use them in new ways. We also wanted to keep with what we know are our strengths when it comes to draping and pleating but build off it and make it more complex but still flattering.

Shot against the backdrop of San Francisco’s historic Cliff House by the Sutro Baths in Ocean Beach with the gorgeous Parisian model Clementine Desseaux, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel’s new Into the Blue collection offers fashion-forward plus-size ladies on trend options combined with the company’s renown vintage flair. Available at http://www.igigi.com and select specialty stores worldwide, Into The Blue is a mixture of curve enhancing dresses and separates that feature subtle design details in the season’s hottest trends. Criss-crossing on the empire waist, asymmetric draping, ruching and pleating are used to highlight curves in bold palettes, print blocking, black and white combinations, and high-low hemlines fit for the summer. Price range is $62-$195.

“For summer, we definitely wanted to inject bright new colors and more prints and use them in new ways. We also wanted to keep with what we know are our strengths when it comes to draping and pleating but build off it and make it more complex but still flattering. Our thought throughout the whole process was - get outside your comfort zone and take little risks here and there while still staying true to what we already know -- we hope it paid off.” said the IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Design Team.

One of the boldest IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel collections so far, Into the Blue is the fashion lover’s dream pushing it up a few notches. Print-blocked Lily, Ariel and Dani dresses take color blocking to the next level while Letta Maxi plays with mesh and transparency, true wrap style and flutter sleeves, all in one dress. Playful combinations of lace and metallics provide for stylish and fun stand-out-from-the crowd summer nights.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel 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 including In Style, Marie Claire, The Oprah Magazine, People StyleWatch, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, and Essence, and it has been a favorite among curvy celebrities like 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), and made Internet Retailer's Top Hot 100 list (December, 2010), and received About.com Critics’ Choice Best Plus Designer Award (March, 2011).

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