Ashley Graham's Collection with Marina Rinaldi Is the Denim Update Your Closet Needs
We're all about this luxe, curve-hugging collection.
Ashley Graham's not afraid to call out the fashion industry for favoring straight-size women. She subtly threw shade at Victoria's Secret for their lack of body-diversity on the runway and called for an end to the "plus-size" label. She's also done her part to level the playing field by working with brands like Addition Elle, Dress Barn, and SwimsuitsForAll to bring more fashion-forward options to plus-size women. Her latest partnership is with Marina Rinaldi, a company she's modeled for in the past that offers luxe options in plus sizes. (Online retailer 11 Honoré is another rare destination for elevated plus-size fashion.) The 19-piece denim collection launches tomorrow and includes jeans, pencil skirts, and dresses in a range of washes. And yes, each piece perfectly accentuates the curves of a woman's body in just the right way.
As with many of her past partnerships, Graham's involvement in the collection went beyond just modeling. "I worked closely with the MR design team on fabrics, on silhouettes and fit-even on small details like buttons or zippers," Graham told the New York Post. "I didn't play fit model, but we took staple pieces from my own wardrobe, like body-con dresses, pencil skirts, and structured jackets, and made them in denim." (Related: Why Was Lane Bryant's Body-Positive Ad Featuring Ashley Graham Rejected By TV Networks?)
Graham is hustling to make a difference (and a stylish difference at that), as this Marina Rinaldi launch comes just days after the model's latest SwimsuitsForAll collection dropped. We have our fingers and toes crossed that her creative juices keep flowing-so more and more women can find clothes that make them feel great.