Industry weary and full of vision, Chantale and Krystalrae became fast friends after meeting at a New York City trim store one weekend in 2008. The designers became cheerleaders for each other’s eponymous clothing lines, often commiserating on the difficulties of walking the entrepreneurial path alone. What began as monthly coffee dates to brainstorm, sketch, and hold each other accountable as entrepreneurs, evolved to become Chan + Krys, officially launched in 2015.