With the announcement that Ashley Nell Tipton is launching her own range of plus size accessories, you might think to yourself, what exactly are plus size accessories?
The winner of season 14’s Project Runway, the plus size designer has been a force to be reckoned with, breaking down barriers for diversity in the fashion industry. With her Boutique+ collection bringing stylish plus size fashion to hundreds of JCPenny stores across the US, Tipton’s designs caught the attention of K&M Accessories, who are a market leader in fashion jewellery and accessories.
According to Accessories Magazine, the new collection’s mission is to combine fabulous accessories with a body positive message, taking a modern and inclusive approach to the accessories industry and open up the market to new possibilities. (And with the plus size fashion market estimated at $20.4 billion according to the NPD group, it’s about time that brands and retailers are taking notice).
What are plus size fashion accessories?
The reaction by fans has been one of mixed confusion and excitement, with one follower on Facebook even commenting, “I didn’t even know there was a thing like ‘plus size jewelry’, but yeah actually that makes a lot of sense!”
The line will look to include a wide range of items and styles, including elongated necklaces, statement rings, and extended earmuffs. With every piece designed by Tipton, there is also an underlying advocacy for inclusivity and intersectionality, with the spotlight firmly focused on body positivity in the plus size fashion world.
“The company is known for identifying important trends and responding to the needs of the consumer, a mantra the the Ashley Nell Tipton collaboration adheres to.” – Accessories Magazine
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