Since the Mark Fast debacle, Glamour photoshoots and V’s size issue, there have been announcements and a flurry of excitement that the world of plus size fashion is developing for the better and on the precipice of achieving equality. I usually remain pretty skeptical because to me, using a model a couple of inches wider than a straight sized one in a magazine – while very cool – makes no difference to how I dress in my day to day life.
But even I and my cynical little heart are starting to see that change IS being made in the plus sized end of fashion. More than the size of models on the catwalk or in mags, plus sized apparel on the market is becoming ever more fashion savvy, and there is more choice now than ever before.
Last week Anna Scholz launched her Spring collection, split in to two ranges: White – a continuation of the looks she is known for: prints, silks and kaftans, and Black: a younger, sharper, trendier selection:
But this is probably the coolest thing I have seen so far with regards to plus size fashion. Hot on the heels of international press picking up on the bigger plus sized fashion blogs out there, the most famous of them all – Stéphanie Zwicky of Le Blog De Big Beauty – announced that she has created a capsule collection for La Redoute plus, launching in March.
How amazing is that. No really, HOW. AWESOME. IS. THAT?! The collection looks quite lovely too (especially the tiered pink dress) and I will definitely be trying a few pieces from it. Well done, Stéphanie!
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