In this post, the focus is the 11 Honoré X BIPOC Designer Initiative launch. In its first collection plus-size luxury is on full display with every piece.
11 Honoré X BIPOC
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11 Honoré X BIPOC Designer Initiative
11 Honoré is a size-inclusive luxury shopping site. Their mission is to give women the option to experience the best in designer clothing. Moreover, celebrating and honoring plus-size women with style straight from the catwalk to our sidewalks.
After the events of the summer of 2020 the fashion industry so a push for more diversity and inclusion. 11 Honoré‘s design director, Daniel Williams Eke, called it “America’s Awakening on Diversity and Comprehension.” The plus-size luxury retailer soon threw its support behind BIPOC designer initiative. With a focus on enhanced sizing in modern, high-end, and indie brands after Williams Eke’s desire for retailers to stock more black designers.
Everything from fit issues, costs, and the neglect of plus-sized consumers have proven difficult for many luxury brands to overcome. In an extension of the definition of “collaboration.” 11 Honoré won’t be designing with the designers and creating the work itself. Or buying a designer’s existing collection. With this program when 11 Honoré receives an order they’ll pass the order to the partner who will then produces the item. This being done in hopes to reduce the stress of both ends. Most importantly, this eliminates the need to buy and hold inventory that customers don’t know if they want, and designers won’t have to pre-produce and pay for production. With this sustainable model 11 Honoré hopes designers learn how to do extended sizing through the partnership.
Greta Constantine is a collection of ready-to-wear womenswear based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2006 by designers. Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong. Their straight-size collections are available worldwide across 15-countries. The pair works together conceptualizing, exploring, and challenging the fashions of today for the women of tomorrow.”