Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom
More than half of women in America buy items in size 16 or larger. The Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom line is designed specifically with the full figured consumer in mind. The Fit for Me line offers a range of silhouettes – including briefs, high-cut briefs and now a feminine boxer brief that are the perfect foundation for any outfit. In addition to a range of styles, Fit for Me offers consumers a variety of bright, on-trend prints, patterns and colors that are refreshed in packaging each spring and fall. Consumers can rely on having a base neutral and bright color panty in each pack. Shop: shop.fruit.com
Ashley Stewart is a global fashion brand that stands for uncompromising style, fashion, fit & empowerment for the woman who flaunts her curves. Ashley Stewart has captured the hearts and minds of curvy women since its founding in 1991 in Brooklyn, New York. Today, Ashley Stewart offers the hottest looks with stores across the United States, a rapidly growing e-commerce presence at www.ashleystewart.com, as well as an industry leading social media presence. Ashley Stewart stands for uncompromising style, fashion, fit and empowerment for the trend-savvy woman who flaunts her curves. From the perfect pair of jeans, churchflow dresses, smoking hot outfits, and #DaretoBare intimates, Ashley Stewart has you covered. www.ashleystewart.com
Gatsbylady London by Rojda Hoda
I started working in factories. I endeavored to learn every aspect of sewing and pattern making that I could. After that, I continued to strengthen my knowledge with a postgraduate degree from University of London, as well as a MSc degree in Fashion from one of the leading Universities in Great Britain." "After attaining my handful degrees and with my knowledge gained from working in production, I moved on to the high fashion designer industry, where I worked for many years. I had always dreamed of setting up my own business one day, and being able to design the way I feeI each day. What sets Gatsbylady apart from the others is the quality of our fabrics, our unique hand embellished designs and the flexibility of our fits. Our designs are individual, effortless, comfortable and stretches by a size for an easy fit. Gatsbylady dresses are sure to make you feel special and beautiful. Gatsbylady runway shows catches the eye of British Vogue and all the runway pictures have been published since last three seasons. Gatsbylady has followers from all over the World loved by many vintage singers, costume designers and Actresses. http://www.gatsbylady.com/
From a young age Veronica has always had a love for fashion. As a little girl she would go through magazines and cut out all of the outfits that caught her eye. As she got older she became disappointed by the lack of options for plus sized women, so she got a sewing machine and learned how to sew. Veronica began making her own clothes that not only complimented her curvy physique but also stood out from what department stores offered. With the encouragement of family and friends Veronica founded TruDiva Designs. Her vision for TruDiva is to make quality clothing that is both unique and flattering for plus sized women. Veronica feels that every woman deserves to feel sexy no matter what shape or size and TruDiva gives curvier women a place to buy clothes that do just that. Her goal is to take plus sized fashion to a level that the world has yet to see. Veronica’s designs have been unveiled in several fashion shows including Art of Curves, Divabetics, Curves Rock, Fashion on the Hudson, Full Figured Fashion Week, Plus Night Out, Love Your Body Day, and District of Curves . She has also been featured in Plus Model Magazine and numerous blogs. In 2015 veronica was named Full Figured Fashion Week's Designer of the year. This is only the beginning for Veronica Lipscomb. Veronica currently resides in New Jersey with her family and a room full of fierce fabrics waiting to become the next “must have” outfit from TruDiva Designs.
An icon in her own right, you can't pronounce celebrity stylist Shun Melson's name without saying the word fashion. She is FaSHUN. Shun has become somewhat of a modern day superwoman, swooping in and transforming her clients from best-dressed list unknowns to media darlings.
Shun boasts a diverse clientele ranging from reality TV 'it girls' such as Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Phaedra Parks and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, to Grammy and Academy award winning entertainers Ledesi, Monica, Kandi Burruss, Fantasia, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Jennifer Hudson and Tyler Perry. The fashion maven also counts a number of artists (gospel, r&b, rap), professional athletes, housewives and business executives as clients, which explains her often used #NeverNotWerkin hashtag.
The trendsetter does more than improve her clients' style; she helps improve their lives and careers. "My goal is to keep my client's focused on their business at hand whether that is a promotional tour, game, concert, business meeting or just having more quality family time. I eliminate the stress of them doing any of the legwork to look polished and feel fantastic." Shun, who started her career working in high-end retail, knows how to provide outstanding customer service and put all the details together. She provides wardrobe assessment consulting, closet organization, shopping assistance, personalized look development, personal fittings, cross-country shipping, outfit snapshots for effortless dressing and packs each item with meticulous instructions. Shun is also notorious for scouring the globe to procure a specific item upon a client's request and she does so with a smile. "I've been told that I handicap my customers," says the proud clotheshorse. "They'll tell me ever since they hired me they can't even walk into their closets, a store or go on a trip without contacting me first."
An Atlanta native, where she resides with her two young sons, Shun turns just as many heads as her loyal protégés. As a result she launched FaSHUN 101 classes, introductory courses on the basic principles behind the styling business where she travels the country spreading the magic secrets to her success. In 2013, the fashion maven introduced her FaSHUN apparel line that consists of everyday basics such as t-shirts, hoodies, jogging pants and hats with clever hashtag quotes she is known to use on her social media platforms like #luvthystylist, and #stylist. Shun now caters to women size 2-24 with her infamous items such as, the skater dress, 2 piece set, Duster, and wrap dress just to name a few!
Shun's portfolio of work has been profiled in People, In Touch Weekly, Rolling Stone, Essence, XXL, Billboard, Spin, BET and VH1. Additional features include Oprah, The Wendy Williams Show, Regis and Kelly, American Idol, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Wrestle Mania, The Grammy's and Soul Train Awards, to name just a few.
Shun has also made cameo appearances on network television including Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding and Don't Be Tardy, Khloe Kardashian Revenge Body on E TV. The ultimate taste-maker, Shun will continue to expand her FaSHUN brand in an effort to make the world a more stylish place. "Whether you're a celebrity or not, I think we can all be queens and kings of the red carpet even if that carpet is in our own home or office. www.shunmelson.com
Matthew Paul Robinson
Matthew Paul Robinson is a fashion designer who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He begins his process with the idea of creating clothes that are fun, easy and feminine.
Starting his brand in 2014, with custom womenswear, he quickly began to work toward creating his own collection. The California native began expressing an interest in fashion at a young age and began designing clothes in high school. He received a Bachelor Degree in Apparel Design & Merchandising from SF State. His passion for size inclusivity stems from having the same experience many people have of going into a store and seeing a ton of greats clothes that won’t fit.
Armed with the knowledge of fashion’s current state, his eye for glamour and a Californian’s sensibility, MPR has created a collection that is fun, easy and feminine. These clothes will certainly fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. www.matthewpaulrobinson.com
Chic and Curvy
Chic And Curvy is a plus size fashion brand founded in Los Angeles, CA by, fashion blogger and stylist Melissa McElroy. The Chic And Curvy brand has consistently embodied fashion forward styling and provided quality apparel since 2012. What started off as a lifestyle blog, soon after transitioned into an e-commerce website and a flagship retail location in Inglewood, CA. The name has blossomed and thrives as a leading go to brand for the plus size woman's fashion essentials. Today Chic And Curvy, is most notably known as one of the top plus size e-commerce sites for women with curves.
The Chic And Curvy woman exudes CONFIDENCE, SEXINESS and SOPHISTCATION. Our mission is to empower women to embrace and rock their curves. We strive to provide stylish high quality plus size apparel and with an unforgettable customer experience. We are the premier destination for sexy, CHIC, ON-TREND plus size clothing. www.chicandcurvy.com
Cardellicious is an exclusive Bahamian brand founded upon answering to the needs of full figured women. Established in 2011 by Cardell McClam and Christopher John. Surveying hundreds of women in the shopping malls in the Bahamas, Cardellicious recognized the colors, trend and unique designs that fullfigured women wanted to wear so they may in feel empowered. Since then, we have partnered with sponsors, media and fabric stores to launch fashion shows to bring this brand to life. It is with our country’s blessing and support that we embark on this grand scale progression into evolution and exposure of true Bahamas fashion. www.cardelljmcclam.com
Selah-(sel-uh) noun. Stop and listen, amen, used in reflection at the end of scripture, indication of pause.
SELAH was created in just one of those moments of reflection and commune with God. During that time I decided to leave a 14 year career in law enforcement to care for my mother suffering from dementia. The care of my mother made working a regular nine to five almost impossible. Despite this I still wanted a career and a purpose outside of caregiver. It was at this "selah" moment that I decided to turn my love of fashion into a living; while still remaining available to give my mother the attention she required. With the help of my husband Derick SELAH was formed. As a plus size woman I always wanted sexy beautiful clothes; but had to travel to the ends of the earth to find them. So, as I formed SELAH I decided to provide clothes for ALL women, of every shape and every size. "Clothing for your curves". www.selahboutique.com/
Robert E. Knight
I was born and raised in Brownsville (Brooklyn, NY). I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, with a degree in Menswear. I started concentrating on creating Womenswear in 1995. In 1998 I elevated to creating full figure Womenswear. I have always been a fan of asymmetry, color and prints, and I enjoy injecting all three into that special one-of-a-kind something.
I have assisted at numerous high end companies, including Dolce and Gabanna, Zac Posen, Peter Som, Calvin Klein, just to name a few. My looks have been worn by "Dreamgirls" actress/singer Moya Angela, Cynthia Bailey from Altanta Housewives, Wendy Williams, R&B singer Monica, legendary singer Martha Wash, violinist/vocalist Tona Brown, supermodel Tyson Beckford, the late Issac Hayes, actress/comedian Kim Coles, actress/comedian Mugga Phoenix and choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson.
My ultimate goal is to open a boutique in Brooklyn. www.roberteknight.com
So VuLOVEptous Inc.
So VuLOVEptous Inc. an online Swim Wear and Intimate Apparel Company for both Men and Women. We provide sizes 10-36(W) and Med-6XL(M). Our products are made in the USA. All of our Designs are made with quality Fabric that produces Sexy, Sassy, and Vibrant looks for the Women and Distinguished and Boss looks for the Men. www.sovuloveptous.com
There isn´t a stereotype of the modern woman since they do not fall into just a single category. Modern women are diverse, they can be blonde, red-headed, tan, multiracial, and Afro-Mexican, latins, African-Americans. Their bodies can be curvy, voluptuous due to their mixed heritage.
Its creator, Melina Alarcon named the brand for its etymology: The plural femenine of "generōsus" well-born, noble, superior, excellent, (figuratively) generous, magnanimous, (figuratively) dignified, honorable. www.generose.mx/
"Bae Walks" - Big and Tall Male Fashion Show
"Sponsored by MVP Collections"
Men’s plus size fashion is a hot topic now, with brands devoted to big and tall men launching at NYFW last year. And, interest in plus male modeling is at an all time high. Never let it be said that FFFWeek discriminates or fails to bring our followers (especially our female followers) what they crave.
"Bae Walks" is a coming out show for us and we hope you will enjoy the collections of Brandon Kyle, SOS Denim and the event's sponsor, MVP Collections. Bring your cameras, charge your cell phone batteries and get ready to load fabulous images of our Big and Tall men to your social media accounts. This is a show you don't want to miss.
Thursday, June 16th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 404 Event Space
404 10th Avenue, New York, NY
MVP Collections is the first menswear collection from three-time All Star and baseball MVP, Mo Vaughn and Managing Partner Diane Cutuli. The clothing line caters specifically to big and tall, + size men looking for stylish on trend clothing options. Established in 2016, MVP Collections is made in the USA and offers a wide range of styles in men’s sizes 1XL-5XL, and recently added 2XLT-4XLT, and 38”-54” in premium denim. The line is comprised of three collections; Athleisure, Weekend and Night Out that are designed to provide an easy transition from day to night, with an array of warm and cool colors, fitting for any occasion. https://www.mvpcollections.com/
Brand(+)n Kyle Menswear
Brandon Kyle is the first contemporary lifestyle clothing brand tailor made for the modern fashion forward Big and Tall man. There is a void in the market for up-market clothing that not only fits impeccably true to size, but also offers the same level of contemplation and stylish fare that can be found in straight size menswear.
This brand was birthed from a radical idea that plus menswear fashion should be just as appealing as its counterpart. Offering exceptionally engineered garments that can give this cosmopolitan man the edge and sophistication needed to navigate his robust lifestyle. www.brandonkylecollection.com
Jihad, Amir and Zahir are the sons of Sakinah B, the founder of curvy haute couture brand Eyani Couture. Jihad, Amir and Zahir are now answering the call of millions of men worldwide with their men's collection S. O. S. Denim, the first big & tall men's luxury couture brand.
"Men of Size" are tired of seeing the same ole bland, boring and dated clothing. They don't want the basic dress shirt, tee, jacket or slacks anymore. They are busting at the seams to get their hands on fashionable, stylish, trendsetting, fashion forward and red carpet looks.
Jihad, Amir and Zahir has created a luxury brand that will represent and offer fashionable, stylish, trendsetting, fashion forward and red carpet looks for every occasion for Big & Tall men. This will not be a cookie cutter brand! We are designing outside of the box that will reflect in this men's collection. Jihad is the oldest of the brothers followed by Amir and then Zahir. With 4 years between the brothers, they all come to the table with different concepts, style and fashion ideas that they have rolled all up into this Big & Tall men's collection. The brothers have been born into the fashion business seeing their mother Sakinah B design and see beautiful couture garments for all of their lives. Sakinah B is a third generation seamstress and Designer, who has passed her experience down to her sons. Jihad, Amir and Zahir are commanding their own spot in the fashion industry along side their mom (Sakinah B) of Eyani Couture and their sisters (Eyani & Destiny) who own Pink Ladybug Couture.
THE LUXURY BRAND FOR MEN OF SIZE