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11 Honoré Launches A New Initiative With BIPOC Designers

11 Honoré Launches A New Initiative With BIPOC Designers

6/18/2021 2:53:00 AM

11 Honoré Launches A New Initiative With BIPOC Designers

Today plus-size luxury company 11 Honoré launches a new initiative with BIPOC brands LaQuan Smith and Greta Constantine .

Designer LaQuan Smith said, “When starting my brand, my dream was to dress women of all shapes, sizes and ages and allow them to experience the forward sexiness that encompasses the world of LaQuan Smith. This partnership has pushed me forward in this space of inclusion and I look forward to seeing my clothes on everyone in the near future.”

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11 Honoré says it wants to continue working with brands and designers that need and want guidance in launching extended sizing collections. The ongoing initiative will include new designers launching every two to three months. A new collaboration with Romeo Hunte will be out next.

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week… Read MoreVirgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help women who are ready to break up with diet culture. She started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 gave a TedX talk on the origins of the campaign. She pens a weekly column called “Take the Cake.” Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012) and The Feminist Press published her book of non-fiction,You Have the Right to Remain Fat (August 2018). She holds a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching"Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host"The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is a former plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, Tech Insider, BBC, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, Yahoo Health and the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops and lectures nationwide. headtopics.com

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