She's only ten years old and already fearless when it comes to her goals and dreams. At such a young age, Egypt Ufel is an alchemist who knows how to take a negative situation, turn it around to something positive and transform it into a blessing. Bullied in school because of her weight, some kids would of folded but instead Egypt who also goes by the name of Ify, stood up for herself by launching a clothing line wiith a purpose of catering to plus size. She utilized her experience to bless others with it by becoming a fashion designer and created clothes to help plus size children and adults with acceptance and love of self.
Egypt made history as the youngest plus size fashion designer and her story made headlines across the nation. In developing her clothing line 'Chubiiline,' Ify also became an activist for bullied children and launched another clothing brand called, 'Bully Chasers.'
Since launching both brands and putting work on her sewing machine,
Egypt created a collection for her line which was debutted and showcased at New York Fashion Week. Ify again made history as the youngest fashion designer to premier at NYFW.
Egypt Ufel and her models took the runway at the Small Boutique Fashion Week and exhibited clothing varied in all sizes. In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Ify revealed she started sewing at five years old and credits her grandmother for teaching her. She expressed her designs are inspired by African prints which she combines with urban threads and trends.
Egypt is guided by her mother who nutures her vision.
Ify expressed one of her fashion goals in her interview is:
"I would love to design for the first lady Michelle Obama and her beautiful daughters Sasha and Malia," she revealed.
Below is a news report from TODAY about Egypt Ufel's testimony and quest into the fashion industry.