Krystal Howard is a Toronto native and the designer of Kaych a feminine and sexy new label. I had the pleasure of meeting Krystal and her friend Carissa McCaig of Copious Couture at their booth during The Clothing Show on May 27, 28 and 29, and I was immediately impressed by her designs and the presentation of her work.
I love the clean, feminine lines of her collection and the classic feel of the designs. She also spices up classic black and white with a splash of colour. Her designs are in perfect keeping with today's trends, yet timeless. Krystal utilizes an abstract print and incorporates great texture into her Spring 2011 collection.
Krystal is a graduate of the International Academy of Design and Technology, and has worked in the fashion industry for a few years. After working with seasoned designers, Krystal decided to take the bold leap into launching her own line. She indicated that since she was "working this hard" . . . then she was going to work this hard "to push my own."
Krystal has found that other people's stories have been inspiring to her and helps her to push herself. She has also found that the community she has found on Etsy has been a "great network and support," and finds it very helpful using their message boards. She has also gained valuable support from her family, and is also inspired by her mother and sister whom she describes as "strong, passionate women." Her advise to others is; "you have to know that you love it." Krystal indicates that she has known that she wanted to be a designer since she was ten years old and is happy to start living that dream.
I'm very excited to see Kaych as it evolves and will be following very closely. Click the link to listen to our online radio interview with Krystal Howard and Carissa McCaig on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, titled Collaboration and Fashion Designing.
For more about this designer, please visit her website at: www.kaych.ca