Plus Size Influencers Launch Apparel Lines
In the wake of a certain’s celebrity’s dalliance with fashion and established designers like Versace and Dolce & Gabbana extending its size ranges, a few longtime contributors to (and champions of) the plus size community have launched new size-inclusive clothing lines.
Model Zack Miko, who collaborated with apparel company Kingsize for a swimwear line. Meekos’ capsule collection goes up to a 9XL. “I loved the water and loved to swim but going to the pool or beach was torture because I could feel what I was sure was everyone’s eyes on me,” wrote Miko in an Instagram post. “This brand is for everyone who has ever felt that way.”
Television personality Nina Parker has released a plus-size collection with Macy’s. It’s the first time the department store has launched a plus size line with a Black designer. Sizes range from 16W to 24W, with clothing to make customers "...like they matter like they are a bad bitch," says Parker. "I want them to feel bossy like they can walk in a room, and everybody will take notice."
Influencer and editor Renee Cafaro is launching RCA Public Label, a ready-to-wear line in sizes 16-32. A portion of RCA’s proceeds will go to charities benefitting women/POC in business. There will be a presale of her line starting May 3 with 11 Honore. To sign up for the presale, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Models by Dorothy Combs Agency
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