Event Recap : FFFWEEK Indie Designer Showcase

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Hey BoldQueens

If you’ve been keeping track of our posts on our social network sites you would have seen that Full Figured Fashion Week was the place to be this June 14 – 21st . With this being my first time in attendance ,I knew I would be in for a ride, and boy was it a good journey . From having the opportunity to talk first hand with designers and retailers in the first half of the week, to sitting in on different panel events ,which were structured to assist and strengthen small businesses.

However,the indeed highlight of this week was the fashion and the designers made sure they brought out all the good stuff ! I knew some of you couldn’t make it to NYC for Full Figured Fashion Week , so today I’m bringing the runway to you with a recap on the Indie Designer Showcase . So sit back,relax and enjoy the show cause we have an action pack line up of amazing designers and models who rocked the runway.

Check out below to see what you missed during Day 6 of Full Figured Fashion Week

 

Meet Eyani Couture

No stranger to FFFWeek , Sakinah saw a need for full figured gowns and began her journey back in 2009 with a collection catering exclusively to curvy women size 10 and up .

Eyani Couture accommodates and compliments all types of ladies, from the everyday woman to those of celebrity status, offering glamour and sexy sophistication with trendsetting looks varying from party wear to red carpet gowns.

As their collection made it’s way down the runway it spoke immediately to the high fashion and red carpet woman. Showcasing a variety of printed ,playful and sophisticated  jackets ,capes, jumpsuits and gowns.

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To see more head over to their website http://eyanicouture.weebly.com/

 

Meet Curves Make A Woman by Bobbi Harris

Who created a line for plus size women so that they won’t have to compromise on quality or price.  Bobbi wants women with curves to be able to run to a store or shop online and confidently buy clothing knowing it would fit properly.

” Fashion is my passion.Having a clothing line is my dream.But helping women along the way is a privilege I never imagined. “

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Meet Boots by Pamela

a Canadian Company that specializes in wide calf boots, made of high quality 100% genuine faux leather. All boots styles have bottoms with slip resistant grip with side entry zippers.

To find out more and see all the different styles they offer head over to www.bootsbypamela.com

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Meet Ask Fashion

a Boston, Massachusetts brand proudly made in the USA!

Upon seeing this collection coming down the runway I absolutely fell in love with the punk rock but yet very flirty dresses. These pieces would be great for teens and the middle age working woman.

To find out more and see more of their designs head over to www.askfashion.co

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Meet Hannah Caroline Couture

Hannah Caroline Couture is a fashion design company that brings your ideas to life. For any occasion, body type, budget, and deadline, HCC can create a custom garment that meets your unique needs!

From the idea to the sketch, to the materials, production, and tailoring, they provide a full experience that is guaranteed to get you the garment you’re dreaming of.

Hannah’s line was another crowd favorite giving us flirtatious skirts and dresses .But what brought a tear to my eye as their showcased ended , was knowing that this collection was designed by a 19 year old !

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To see more of her work and read about her inspiring story head over to http://www.hccdesign.co/

 

 

Meet I’m Me

pronounced “I’m Me” and a slogan that asks “Why be anybody else???” They believe that it is much easier to be yourself and be comfortable in your own skin versus trying to be someone else. I’Me designs are focused on uniqueness and providing a variety of styles. At I’Me, curves rule the runway and they help people embrace their inner confidence and sexy. ”

A chic , sophisticated and classy brand who also carters to customization to fit any size or shape

To view and find out more about I’M ME visit them at http://www.imebyjthomas.com/

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Meet Soulevant Lingerie ,

this brand made in the USA was designed especially for women who rather not sacrificed beauty and style when they put on their nightgown.

Linda Wallace-Blau saw the necessity to offer a variety of lounge-wear and sleepwear that features a soft, wire-free built-in bra. Soulevant pronounced like SOO-leh-vahn is French, meaning “lifting up,” because that’s their mission – to lift you up, both literally and spiritually.

Their line is designed to give the perfect combination of support, comfort, and style, in bold prints and vibrant colors. Allowing you with the option to either  wear it indoors or out, with confidence!

Like all women, the first thing I want to do when I get home is to take off my bra and slip into something comfortable. I want to relax and unwind in the comfort of my own home, but I can’t very well answer the door bra-less.  Beauty and style shouldn’t be sacrificed when I put on my nightgown. Large-busted women deserve to be beautiful without the hassle of an underwire.

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See more of what they have to offer at http://www.soulevant.com/

 

Meet Tru Diva Designs by Veronica L,

a plus- sized women’s wear collection inspired by the beauty of “Real Curves” With a myriad of fashion for the plus sized woman, TRU DIVA is the-epitome of on trend sophistication, style, and confidence.
Staying true to their mission, as the line made its way down the runway we saw a variety of bright ,bold and playful colors and prints . Leaving the crowd wanting just a little bit more.
But Tru Diva Designs didn’t just happen over night . Veronica Lipscomb made her dream a reality
” upon venturing to department stores and boutiques, finding ill fitting, lack luster garments.  They weren’t sexy and, the fabrics didn’t flatter the curvy form. She wants that when women wear TruDiva, to feel confident, and sophisticated.”

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To purchase any item from their collection head over to http://www.trudiva.com/

 

Meet Just Curves

A luxury active wear for women sizes 14-28. Every piece in their collection is specially cut to deliver a figure-flattering fit every time.

The custom-design enhances your curvy features while camouflaging trouble spots. With an exceptional fit and quality fabric, Just Curves is chic, yet comfortable. You will be ready to conquer your goals with confidence.

This body positive brand showcases ,that despite the contrary belief , plus size women do work out and that they want to look cute while doing it ! Encouraging women to love themselves, no matter their size.

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See more and purchase items from their collection  at https://www.justcurves.net/

 

Meet Misty Belvidere

An independent plus-size fashion label based in Melbourne, Australia. The passionate Miss Kate founded Misty Belvidere in Adelaide, SA and in March 2014 launched her first official plus-size collection “Mermadia” – after years of designing custom, straight-size and limited edition pieces.

Like many inventors passed, Miss Kate saw the necessity  for flattering and well fitted pieces that caters for a curvy waist, generous hips, and the regular shoulder size that many labels sometimes overlook.

Their beautiful fabrics for their latest collection ” Tropiflora” fell right back into the theme for Full Figured Fashion Week . These bright, flowly and printed pieces adorn the models’ figures as they came down the runway.

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Enjoyed what you saw and want to purchase a piece? Head over to their site http://misty-belvidere.myshopify.com

 

Meet Sue Rock Originals

This New York based non profit that serves domestic violence survivors and their families . They also partner volunteers with materials to make new items for survivors . And also teaching their survivors how make their own apparel as well as home furnishing to use in their new life

This brand not only stands to empower but also supply you with quality craftsmanship, sustainable designs for all figures and providing 50% of all profits to provide opportunities for survivors.

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Like what you saw and would love to donate? Head over to https://www.etsy.com/shop/SueRockOriginals and support the work of this groundbreaking organization !

 

Meet Serita Bell

Another crowd favorite and definitely one that left me at the edge of my seat . These sophisticated ,edgy and contemporary line caters to the bold and daring lady. Don’t believe me? Check out the photos below they tell the story and much more !

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See more at http://www.serita-bell.com/

 

Last but not least ,

Meet Tia Lyn

Closing out tonight’s show with their delicate and contemporary lingerie and pajama line . When my eyes first laid on this collection I knew it would be perfect for a bridal wedding gift , but why stop there? It’s well know that some wives tend to bring out old and unattractive pieces after the honeymoon is over .

Tia Lyn is willing to change that notion and help you show your curves some love, offering a variety of pieces in sizes Small – 3X. Intrigued and ready to see more ?

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To purchase and see more of their ” Big, Bold & Beautiful Collection head over to https://tialyn.myshopify.com/ .

 

So which designer was your favorite and which of these pieces will be making its way into your closet?

Like what you saw ? Well there is more to come make sure to stay tuned for more Full Figured Fashion Week updates !