We did it!! C.R.Lee Designs was recently featured at Fashion Gallery New York, one of the premier showcases for emerging and established designers. This was truly a dream come true for the C.R.Lee brand. Being a smaller indie brand to be invited to show on one of the largest fashion stages was truly an honor. The show was a success with two garments being purchased right off the runway and an invitation to return next September for a Private show! the C.R.Lee brand continues to grow and wants to to thank everyone especially to our Kickstarter supports who helped make this dream a reality.
C.R.Lee Designs on 9 News
KUSA - A Centennial mom’s passion for designing clothes has landed her a spot at New York Fashion Week this year.
Crystal Lee started CRLEE Designs about five years ago, after teaching herself how to cut and sew her own garments.
When Lee’s clothes were seen at a fashion show at Massif Studios on South Broadway last year, she got a call to book a trip to New York City this fall.
She says the moment still doesn’t seem real.
“It’s like a prank almost,” Lee told 9NEWS. “My whole business has been home based, and I started just by cutting and sewing and making things, and now for it to develop into this mystical creature thing you hear about like New York Fashion Week, it’s amazing.”
She says her business has taken off over the past couple of years, and she does it all in her free time. Lee works a full-time job while taking care of her baby boy. She wakes up at 4 a.m. some days just so she can fit in some sewing before work.
Lee raised the money she needed to pay for her trip and entry fees through a Kickstartercampaign. She says she couldn’t have done it without everyone who donated.
“Anyone who is pursuing a dream, just start. It’s a lot of work, but you just have to start,” Lee said. She hopes her pieces help empower the women who wear them and hope to one day open .
To see her work, visit http://www.crleedesign.com/.
Story by: Brook Way Images: Rachel Villanueva
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Fantasia Meet and Greet wearing C.R.Lee 2/9/2017
Checkout the super talented Grammy award and American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino rocking the Lynette set at her meet and Greet for the opening night of her Rock Soul Tour. Styled by Daniel Hawkins she looks oh so chic, comfortable and FAB!