It’s not just Dolce 11 Honore has either; there’s a beautiful showroom showcasing designers including Christopher Kane (up to a UK 22), Prabal Gurung (up to a UK 24), Sally Lapointe (up to a UK 26), Veronica Beard (up to a UK 28) and Christian Siriano (up to a UK 28).
Most of these designers also show at NYFW, meaning you can buy a designer piece in your size and attend the same designer’s show wearing it. UNREAL.
This season in New York we had models including Precious Lee for Christian Siriano, Candice Huffine for Veronica Beard, Saffi Karina for Serena Williams, Paloma Esser for Eckhaus Latta and Alexis Ruby for Marc Jacobs. We also saw independent designers such as Rene Tyler using models from UK sizes 18 to 28 including, plus-size teen model Lex Gibbon.
Chromat also stole the show with its diverse presentation using models of all genders, abilities and sizes to once again prove how forward thinking the brand is with its inclusion.
I just don’t get why the UK is so behind, especially given the figures: the plus-size market is expected to grow to $24 billion in the US this year, and by around £9 billion in the UK.