Marc Jacobs – Robert Duffy’s announcement that famed designer Marc Jacobs was in the beginning stages of creating a plus-size line started a media frenzy. Many thought that it would taint the designer himself and more importantly, the fashion market. Some even went as far to say that it would encourage obesity. All the stir must have deterred the brand from pursuing the dream because as of 2011, Marc Jacobs camp has confirmed that nothing is in the works at the time. Lets hope that changes soon.
Burberry – Rumour has it that Adele is teaming up with Burberry to create a line of extended sizes. Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, has refused to comment. Adele has previously expressed her interest in Burberry and wore the British designer to the 2011 Brit Awards and the 2011 VMAs. Fingers crossed that this idea doesn’t roll in the deep.
Jason Wu – Manhattan-based designer Jason Wu created a plus-size line debuted at Target. The collection was very limited-edition (already sold out) and most certainly affordable. Not every piece was available but some went up to size 16. Super feminine and super edgy was finally in reach for the plus-size market.
Rachel Roy – Boho-chic designer Rachel Roy has included sizes up to 3x in her new line “Label Rachel Roy” for HSN. The Home Shopping Network always seems to be inclusive of the above-average consumer. Fatshionistas finally get a taste of classic sophistication. Following the successful line, Roy has increased the sizes in her signature collection available at high-end department stores around the world.