By Inemesit Etokudo
Plus size retailers have been working in overdrive to produce new collections and extending their choices for this Fall/Winter season. Social media has been inundated with news of brand new lines dropping every other day, creating a large amount of buzz around plus size clothing this season, a welcome change to the industry as a whole. Finally, plus size consumers are being catered to and treated like their straight size counterparts and the level of hype has really risen this year. This may be a result of a successful plus size turnout at NYFW or because designers and retailers are finally listening to their consumer base; but, whatever the reason, one thing is for sure - the options for plus size individuals have soared!
Here is a list of brands to keep an eye on when building your closets this Fall!
1. Girl with Curves x Dia & Co. (https://style.dia.com/style_guide/girl-with-curves/)
Style icon Tanesha Awasthi is bringing her expertise to Dia & Co. with her latest collection, GIRL WITH CURVES—named after her incredible fashion blog. Designed for the unapologetically confident woman, this collection is filled with statement-worthy accents and timeless silhouettes.
2. Ashley Nell Tipton (http://www.simplicity.com/searchsummary?q=tipton)
Ashley Nell Tipton Debuts Her Fall Simplicity Collection with Customizable Pieces in sizes 18W through 34W! She has teamed up with Simplicity, a brand known for their pattern making expertise, to allow you to create your very own dresses, coats and Fall staples!
3. Danielle Brooks x Universal Standard (https://www.universalstandard.net/)
Although this line by Orange is the New Black Star Danielle Brooks has yet to drop, we can only imagine the greatness that will come of it. Based solely on a post she shared via Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BY8tZuXBNmj/?taken-by=daniebb3), Danielle’s collection promises to be a professional, simplistic one with clean lines and fall colors. Keep an eye out on Danielle and Universal Standard’s social media for more previews!
4. Jeff Cafone Collection (https://www.jeffcafone.com/shop/)
Jeff Cafone, self-taught designer based in New York City, has listened to all the plus size leather jacket qualms and come to the rescue. He has released his first luxury collection exclusively in plus sizes 12-28+. These are definitely a splurge item but the impeccable handwork and made-to-order bespoke designs will ensure these jackets last through many Fall seasons.
5. Jordyn Woods x Addition Elle (http://www.additionelle.com/en/brands/jordyn-woods-collection)
Jordyn Woods has released her new Love & Legend Collection which had its debut during the 2017 Addition Elle New York Fashion Week show. The collection will feature 15 pieces retailing at $42 – $178 in sizes X – 4X, and is the first in a series of offerings between Woods and Addition Elle. The collection is youthful, with splashes of color, mismatched denim and bold silhouettes perfect for the upcoming Fall season!
6. La La Anthony x Lord & Taylor (https://www.lordandtaylor.com/search/EndecaSearch.jsp?bmText=SearchString&N_Dim=0&Ntk=Entire+Site&Ntt=LaLa+Anthony)
Lala Anthony has launched a denim collection with Lorde & Taylor that is for “all women, all shapes and sizes.” The collection ranges from sizes 0 to 24 and is priced under-$100, featuring fashion-forward silhouettes details like zippers, asymmetrical hems, rolled cuffs, and distressed fabrics! This denim collection has dropped just in time for us to get our Fall denim needs met!