Meet Patricia Stewart of Chinoo Designs…
- Patricia Stewart
- Philadelphia, PA
- Chinoo Designs
When/How did you know that you wanted to become a fashion designer?
I started Chinoo Designs 2 years ago. I’ve seen beautiful clothing for the smaller sized women, but not a lot for those that wear plus sizes. I like to shop, but going to the same stores was becoming boring. They didn’t have much style to offer, but there weren’t any designers offering much difference. That’s when I decided to become a designer.
And why for plus size women?
I’m a plus sized woman and some of my friends are, too. I decided it was time to offer something much different for curvy women. My designs are fashionable, trendy and sexy.
When you look at today’s plus size fashion world what do you think is missing?
Just about everything. They’re missing style, trend and color. Just because we’re plus sized doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be offered something more fashionable.
What kind of woman wears Chinoo Designs?
A woman who is willing to try to step out of her comfort zone. She’s an all around woman.
What can we expect from Chinoo Designs in the future collections?
My fall collection is going to wow the plus world. The line has a touch of leather as well as leopard prints.
Is there a quote or saying that inspires you to do what you do?
“Feeling good about you.” I want every woman who wears Chinoo Designs to feel this way.