What: The 2nd annual Full Figured Fashion Week took over the streets of New York City to show the fashion world how the curvy girl’s rock the runways.
What They Say: 2010’s Full Figured Fashion week was produced by Devoe Signature Events and sponsored by Sonsi.com. According to Devoe Signature events: We believe that FFFWeek will not only provide an opportunity for independent designers to market their collections to a wider audience, and a unique opportunity for plus models to gain more professional exposure on the runway, but also a chance for the media, buyers and the general public to have access to collections that have not received the marketing and publicity they deserve. FFFWeek is also an excellent vehicle for those retailers and boutiques who want to expand their customer base.
What We Say: On June 16th club BLVD. was jam packed with beautiful curvy girls all dressed to the nines waiting to be impressed by the bevy of plus size designers that host and creator of FFFWeek Gwen Devoe chose to present their collections. If it’s one thing curvy women don’t play with, it’s their fashion. You either come correct or don’t come at all. Sick and tired of putting up with mummus and granny style clothes, women rushed the stage in hopes of viewing cutting edge fashion that would hopefully take up the empty spaces in their closets. Among the plus size designers, there was Kiyonna who showcased a variety of jersey dresses and knit separates. Pure Energy (from Target) lit up the stage with their youthful collection of camouflage leggings, denim skirts, and printed tops. Plus size intimate company Just My Size came out to show that the company doesn’t only offer under garments for plus size women, but, they also offer an array of tunics and chic dresses for the plus size fashionista.
It wasn’t until new comer Chan.nel Karama brought out her edgy styles that the crowd went wild. Chan.nel’s collection was everything a plus size fashionista was looking for. Her designs were a combination of tough girl meets sexy vixen. The collection donned hooded dresses, mesh leggings, and backless dresses. For those plus size women who are fans of the 60’s and 70’s, designer Angel Myers took you back in time with sexy ankle length dresses and water color print shift dresses. Finding a great coat is no easy task for plus size women so LaDan’s Closet served up a few rich colored coats in a variety of lengths and styles sure to keep you looking good through those dull winter months. The final designer to grace the runway with their collection was Jaspher Knowles from the Bahama’s. His collection was eclectic. It had a military vibe with a lady like feel. Some of his models were dressed in structured red and black jackets that were a little reminiscent to flight attendant uniforms and polka dot jackets with bows that made the models look like they could be related to Minnie Mouse. However the Bahama’s designer did please the crowd with an array of fitted short mini skirts, funky cocktail dresses, and sheer tops. We thought that opening night was a great and successful kickoff to let NYC know that curvy girls are taking over the fashion capital. We can’t wait to see what FFFWeek brings next year. Could there be a possible integration with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week? We sure hope so!
Note: For attending FFFWeek, I received a gift bag from T.J.Maxx that included 10% coupons and a shirt from T.J.Maxx
Designer Latoya Skinner’s Chan.nel Karama Collection
Designer Jaspher Knowles Collection
Pure Energy Collection
Angel Myers Angel Alternative Collection
LaDan’s Closet Coat Collection