11 HonorƩ X BIPOC Designer Initiative

In this post, the focus is the 11 HonorĆ© X BIPOC Designer Initiative launch.Ā  In its first collection plus-size luxury is on full display with every piece.Ā Ā 

11 HonorƩ X BIPOC

Designer Initiative

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11 HonorƩ X BIPOC Designer Initiative

11 HonorĆ©Ā is a size-inclusive luxury shopping site.Ā  Their mission is to give women the option to experience the best in designer clothing.Ā  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.Ā  11 HonorĆ©‘s design director, Daniel Williams Eke, calledĀ  it ā€œAmericaā€™s Awakening on Diversity and Comprehension.ā€Ā  The plus-size luxury retailer soon threw its support behind BIPOC designer initiative.Ā  With a focus on enhanced sizing in modern, high-end, and indie brands after Williams Ekeā€™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.Ā  In an extension of the definition of ā€œcollaboration.ā€Ā  11 HonorĆ© won’t be designing with the designers and creating the work itself.Ā  Or buying a designerā€™s existing collection.Ā  With this program when 11 HonorĆ© receives an order they’ll pass the order to the partner who will then produces the item.Ā  This being done in hopes to reduce the stress of both ends.Ā  Most importantly, thisĀ eliminates the need to buy and hold inventory that customers donā€™t know if they want, and designers won’t have to pre-produce and pay for production.Ā  With this sustainable model 11 HonorĆ© hopes designers learn how to do extended sizing through the partnership.

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LAQUAN SMITH

Since LaQuan Smith’s formal debut in 2013, he has gained acclaim for its endless archive of distinctive garments and details. With clientele that spans the globe from Lagos to London. Ā LaQuan observed his grandmother and a lot of other women role models as a kid.Ā  Transformed after attending an Art high school.Ā  After that, his big break come with his ā€œLaQuan Smith 3D leggings.ā€Ā  This would spark interest among early supporters, fashion icons, and risk-takers like Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga.Ā 

 

LAQUAN SMITH Oversized ButtondownLAQUAN SMITH Ruched Maxi Skirt

This blue 100% silk oversized buttondown top offers a fun pop of color.Ā  It can be pair with the matching teal silk rouched zip closure maxi skirt for a full monochrome moment.Ā  Sold separately the pieces are made to order.Ā 
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LAQUAN SMITH Classic Trench Coat

A classic silhouette, this trench coatĀ is anything but basic. Cut from a hot orange PVC, it is a great three-season topper that will add intrigue to your wardrobe and turn heads.

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GRETA CONSTANTINE

Greta Constantine is a collection of ready-to-wear womenswear based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2006 by designers. Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong.Ā  Their straight-size collections are available worldwide across 15-countries.Ā  The pair works together conceptualizing, exploring, and challenging the fashions of today for the women of tomorrow.ā€

GRETA CONSTANTINE Overall Relaxed Fit Ruffle-Trim Dress

This 100% silk orchid sleeveless ruffled cocktail dress is a real stunner.Ā  The dress is an easy-wearing fit with side-seam pockets and an A-line skirt.
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GRETA CONSTANTINE Tiered One-Shoulder Dress

There are tiered one-shoulder dresses and then there’s this one-shoulder cocktail dress.Ā  It comes in a bold citron hue.Ā  Made of 100% silk and comes with a ruffled bodice.
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GRETA CONSTANTINE V-Neck Gown With Gathered Sleeve and Skirt

The Keele Gown is a show stopper!Ā  The evening dress has a plunging neckline, fitted bodice, and A-line skirt.Ā  In an eye-catching cadet blue, it’s a fun twist on a neutral palette and perfect for any black tie occasion.Ā 

 

Lastly, all pieces run true to size and are made to order.Ā  Due to their made-to-order model.Ā  The production time on each piece is approximately 4 to 6 weeks.Ā  The next designer in the 11 HonorĆ© X BIPOC Designer Initiative will be Romeo Hunter.Ā  See the 11 HonorĆ© website for more information.

 

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