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#NYFWPLUS FEATURING THE NEWEST AND LATEST DESIGNER COLLECTIONS FOR S/S 16

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New York Fashion Week Plus (NYFW+) will deliver fearless fashion bringing the newest and best plus-size designers together for a week-long series of fashion presentations all over NYC. Featuring the latest in ready-to-wear, couture, and evening wear, NYFW+ will showcase S/S 16 collections and offers a unique shop lounge to engage plus-size fashion lovers. For designer consideration contact: designers@nyfwplus.com.

9/2015 #NYFWPLUS

SHOWCASING INTERNATIONAL AND AMERICAN DESIGNERS

OSEAS VILLATORO

AMERICAN DESIGNER

TATIANA CASTRO

AMERICAN DESIGNER

MARCO HALL

AMERICAN DESIGNER

PHOENYX REIGN

AMERICAN DESIGNER

AVA JONES

INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER

DANIELLE FERGUSON

AMERICAN DESIGNER

HARVEST POWELL

Australian Designer

EULA TAYLOR

AMERICAN DESIGNER

GET TO KNOW THEM

PAST NYFW PLUS DESIGNERS

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MARCO HALL

NEWARK, NJ

A master of couture, Marco Hall has dedicated his life to crafting fashion and his creations has adorned some of the world’s most intriguing celebrities.  With a hardcore celebrity track record, Hall has dressed singers such as, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Tamar Braxton, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. He’s also a personal favorite of Sherri Shepherd- Television Personality, Gabby Douglas-Olympic Gold Medalist, and Author, Ntozake Shange. The list goes on. Serving a diverse range of couture, Hall’s aesthetic embodies a perfect balance of elegance fused with contemporary chic- making his pieces rather distinct and timeless.

In 2013, Hall premiered his first made to order collection for plus-size women and opened an atelier in Newark, NJ. Since then, this master of couture has been in demand amongst plus-size women.

 

HARVEST POWELL

HARVEST POWELL

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Head Designer, Harvest Powell of Hope & Harvest is no stranger to innovative fashion. With her most recent accomplishment pairing up with world-renowned jeweler and luxury car company Aston Martin for the release of the new Roadster in New York City; Hope & Harvest is amongst the top independent plus-size fashion labels in Australia. Currently selling in Australia and New Zealand, the ready to wear line is also stocked in boutiques and stores throughout the States.

In 2014, Hope & Harvest was named one of the top selling plus-size labels by Madison Plus NYC and Essence Magazine.

AVA JONES

AVA JONES

TORONTO, CANADA

Ava Jones and Pheline are dedicated to inspiring confidence, while encouraging full figured women to revel in their allure, celebrate their curvaceous sensuality and show their ability to command a room through their very presence of sex-appeal, beauty, elegance, and class…

Born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Ava Jones developed an early passion for fashion design. Having always been full figured she found herself creating/sewing one of a kind designs as a teen, garnering attention and compliments for her eclectic, but fashionable sense of style. Pheline collections are unique and primarily one of a kind pieces, meticulously designed, cut and finished by Jones, who pulls inspiration from her admiration of the romantic designs of Galliano, the opulent femininity of Valentino and the angular edginess, of Jean Paul Gaultier and Issey Miyake.

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DANIELLE FERGUSON

BALTIMORE, MD

Danielle Ferguson, is amongst the latest plus-size designers to hit the scene. Birthed out of fashion frustration, Dreams by Danielle launched in 2013  after Ferguson grew unreasonably tired of the lack of pro-fashionable options for plus-size women. Geared toward women who use clothing as a form of expression, Dreams by Danielle offers fearless fashion, best classified as ready to wear for the multidimensional woman, who desires clothing that fits their dynamic personality and lifestyle.

Every piece is unique and hand-made, crafted in the U.S. 

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PHOENYX REIGN

ATLANTA, GA

Phoenyx Reign is the daughter of an Architect who grew up reading blueprints. She began sewing at the young age of 8 years old and never stopped! Now a master seamstress, skilled pattern maker, and sought after sewing instructor, Reign, specializes in designing bespoke garments. Her designs are cut with curves in mind and flatter women of all sizes. In 2012, Reign launched “Leggaci” a collection of custom cut high fashion leggings. She’s been featured at LA Fashion Week and has dressed both celebrity and corporate clients.

R&B First Daughter of Soul, Lalah Hathaway, is a noted fan of Phoenyx Reign and can be seen wearing her designs in her Grammy Award winning video with Snarky Puppy. Now located in Atlanta, Georgia, Phoenyx Reign has become a much sought after sewing instructor and is preparing to launch her first pattern collection for the curvy at-home-sewer.

Reign caters to celebrity clients and individuals who desire a one of a kind fashion experience; capturing the attention of the stylish “Urbanistas” both on and off the runway.

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EULA TAYLOR

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Eula Taylor is on a mission to get women to embrace their individuality with sophistication and style.  With the latest release of Twelve26, a contemporary ready-to-wear line that fits the lifestyle of young professional women, Taylor is taking fashion up a notch; offering a clean and tailored look that can go from day to night.

Twelve26 brings a particular level of modern sophistication offering looks for women in their 20’s right through their aged-to-perfection years.

 

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TATIANA CASTRO

SAN DIEGO, CA

If Tatiana’s fashion line were people, you’d definitely want to be friends with her pieces. They’re flattering, nonchalantly cool and well accessorized. With a signature aesthetic that includes, thigh- high slits on long silhouette gowns and dresses; sleek downtown separates composed of leather skater skirts paired with fringed crop tops and chic-casual looks, like two-piece jogger sets; Castro is the woman who invented evening wear for cool girls who don’t wear ball gowns.

She began sketching and sewing at the age of 15. Her passion was to “make women feel confident, no matter their shape or size”. In 2013, “Brooke Journey” by Tatiana Castro was birthed. Since then, the vibrant designer has accomplished self-produced fashion shows and featured in other nationally acclaimed fashion shows. Rejecting fads for lasting signature looks, Daniel’s glamour with sensibility is a gift to the welcoming world.

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OSEAS VILLATORO

SAN DIEGO, CA

Oseas Villatoro is a women and mens ready to wear designer. He combines different fabrics with unique patterns and draping techniques to create young, chic, & edgy designs. Inspired by his artful interpretation of emotional and melodic music, he integrates different styles of music into his designs. Born in Los Angeles, with his background coming from his El Salvador and Guatemala roots, the Project Runway Semi-Finalist pulls from his background in his designs. Besides being a full time designer, Villatoro is a full time father and alumni of Fashion Careers College. He constantly envisions all types of people everywhere expressing their feelings through their fashion choices. That is what he wants to provide expression to his clients through his designs.
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