meet the designer

I grew up in Midland where I learned the blunders of small town Texas shopping. Necessity is the mother of invention and the sale rack at Dillard’s didn’t always have couture that fit my style so I headed to New York City to study Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design.  Since graduation, I have been blessed to be a part of well known design teams including Oscar de la Renta, Jill Stuart, Reed Krakoff, Calypso St. Barth, Calvin Klein, Macy's, and J.Crew as well as individual clients.  

One of my greatest joys in life is to see a woman realize her value and worth and then express that through her appearance, specifically fashion. In my past few years working in the fashion industry, I came to see a gap in the market for the "average" sized woman. Being a curvy woman myself, I've experienced these shopping challenges firsthand. 

I design freelance for companies as well as contracted jobs for individuals.  Rate is available upon request. 

xoxox,
candace koehl bourgeois

Psalm 139:14