onward! continuing my review of the runway show at FFFWeek 2011. i really didn’t care for the portion of the show with the actress who came on and did a piece on lena bryant. i was embarrassed and thinking, “this is why they don’t take us seriously.” and “who thought it would be a good idea to do this? and oh wow did she just say maternity wear? oh good. glad to know that my favorite retailer got her start as a maternity designer. that doesn’t make me feel bad at all.”
but, enough with my hang ups, perhaps someone enjoyed it! back to the fashion!
lane bryant sent some respectable stuff down the runway. nothing i was bowled over with … oh wait, is that a STUDDED LEATHER JACKET?!
this is the second time we’ve seen this jacket, i believe, and if it doesn’t come to market, i’m going to be pretty upset. such a tease! lane bryant also sent a fair bit of bras and panties down the runway.
i’ve never seen sportswear come down a runway before, but her game 2 sent some looks down the runway. see those photos here.
there is a reason why sweettooth couture is called the betsey johnson of the plus size world. you can definitely see in her pieces where the influence comes from. i loved the top on this dress:
i also liked some of what we saw from ashley stewart. including this bustier and this jacket.
i think this jacket is a big departure from what you normally think when someone says, “ashley stewart.” thank you to ashley stewart for trying new things! and don’t you love that color?
another boutique to show items available in their store was plush boutique, which is in atlanta. see photos here and here.
vikki v showed some classy pieces, but i wasn’t particularly in love with anything, and i didn’t feel like the designs were breaking any molds. see the looks here and here.
margaux kouture was trying some new things, which i appreciate! a lot of ruffles in this collection. and again, i’m loving the mermaid hemlines:
are you still with me? now, you know i love ladan’s closet, and if you don’t know, now you know. they have regularly produced good looking outwear for plus size women, and they should continue doing so! they sent some non outerwear pieces down the runway, but i really feel that their talent is in outerwear. and i still love them for using what is obviously excellent quality fabric and construction. see the photos here.
then, the night ended with a succession of thank you’s to all who were involved. again, i totally understand thanking all the teams and everyone who worked so hard, and i deeply appreciate the shoutout to me, even though i didn’t do much of anything but show up! but, if i’m gonna be honest, i was ready to eat my chair i was so hungry. → read more