Fashion is finally starting to embrace diversity, with campaigns and runways featuring models of various ages, sizes and ethnicities. However, until diversity becomes the norm versus a headline-worthy exception, there’s still more work to be done.
NOV 16, 2018
The plus-size department is a dying concept, as emerging brands catering to the size range are going the direct-to-consumer route.
NOV 02, 2018
Designer Jason Wu is the latest high-profile designer to collaborate across price points with a new collection designed in collaboration with plus-size women’s brand Eloquii.
SEP 25, 2018
Just after London Fashion Week, an alternative London fashion show demonstrated that fashion has a long way to go before its representation is reflective of reality.
SEP 25, 2018
Bonobos wants to dress the every man. The retailer has extended its sizing range, now offering pants to size 54, up from a size 40; jackets and blazers to a size 54, up from size 46; and sweaters and shirts to 4XL, up from XXL. It’s also adding short, regular and long length options and different sized neck widths.
SEP 21, 2018
A new Farfetch-Modist partnership and a first-of-its-kind Muslim fashion exhibit point to the power of "Generation M” to influence global fashion.
SEP 05, 2018
Ahead of fashion month, White discussed why the fashion industry has been slow to embrace size inclusivity, how she’s instigating change and why designers should hire curve models, regardless of their size run.
JUN 25, 2018
As more fashion brands step into plus sizes, they’re bucking a common excuse that the industry has long fallen back on when defending their lack of plus sizes: cost and resources. But now that size inclusivity is trending, thanks to vocal customers, e-commerce’s limitless aisles and the industry’s upward growth trajectory, brands are finally putting dollars behind fashion for 67 percent of the population.
JUN 13, 2018
Today, ThirdLove, the 5-year-old direct-to-consumer brand that introduced half-cup sizes, is taking a big step to answer demand, launching 24 new sizes, increasing its sizing options from 50 to 74 — more sizes than any other brand in the industry, according to the brand. For comparison, Victoria’s Secret offers 36 sizes, and Aerie, often linked with a marketing message of inclusivity, has 31.
MAY 31, 2018
The plus-size collections are available through Rent the Runway, where the Tanya Taylor brand team closely monitors customer feedback on fit, as well as online plus-size fashion retailer 11 Honoré and the brand’s site. Right now, plus-size clothing represents about 15 percent of inventory on the Tanya Taylor e-commerce site, but 30 percent of sales. Taylor explains the outsized demand as a sign of plus-size shoppers’ lack of contemporary fashion options in the market.
MAY 23, 2018
Dia & Co is expanding its plus-size subscription service to include activewear.
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