Meet Christian Gibbs: The Designer Behind byKrishtun’s Crochet Wear
Rihanna is not the only immense talent out of Barbados. Meet Christian Gibbs, the creative genius behind byKrishtun, a clothing brand known for its signature crochet, denim, and chain work.
Gibbs comes from the parish of St. George and is self-taught; ByKrishtun will be celebrating its five-year anniversary this year.
Travel Noire sat down with Gibbs for a closer look at her unique operation, how she handles copycats, and why she’s keeping her proudest moment under wraps.
What (or who) motivated you to start byKrishtun?
Gibbs: "I was making pieces for myself and my friends and others constantly asked how they could purchase so because of that, By Krishtun was birthed."
How long on average does it take you to make a piece? Do you have help?
Gibbs: "Time varies based on each style. I have an assistant who does the body of six to eight styles at the moment, but I do all the finishing touches and the majority of the current styles myself."
How do you want your designs to make the wearers feel?
Gibbs: “I put the same effort into every piece that I would for myself; I make them with a lot of love, so I want wearers to feel unique, sexy and expensive in whatever I make.”
Do you remember the first time you sold a piece and how you felt?
Gibbs: “The first piece I sold was to a friend. She bought it on the spot. I felt warm and proud that someone wanted to pay to wear something I made from scratch!”
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