Last night was one for the record books as 11 Honoré, the leading plus-size e-tailer of designer clothing that kicked off New York Fashion Week with a show of firsts, technological innovations and many, many surprises. But at its core, this show was about taking a stand against one of Fashion Month’s biggest shortfalls: a lack of size-inclusivity.
At their first-ever run at NYFW, not only did the multi-brand online shop partner with both Shopify and Shopbop to create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, they also produced an entire line-up of models sizes 12 to 20. In an industry where size inclusivity is hardly a given, with only 0.4% of last fall’s runway models falling into the plus category, this isn’t something to be looked over.
According to 11 Honoré’s Founder and CEO, Patrick Herning, last night’s show was about "rewriting the story of what fashion has been traditionally and moving forward to celebrate the beauty and strength of women" — a statement that for once in the world of NYFW, eludes to women of all sizes. And from what we saw last night, it did exactly that. Between featuring a list of designers including, but not limited to, Brandon Maxwell, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and Cushnie, and starring curve models ranging from Candice Huffine to Solange Van Doorn to, drum roll please, Laverne Cox (modeling Zac Posen), 11 Honoré’s presentation represented a catalyst for change that we can only hope the fashion world will embrace with open arms.
So without further ado, here’s a first hand look at 11 Honoré’s first-ever NYFW show — one of which, you can shop… right now.
Visit the 11 Honoré x Shopify pop-up to see the collection IRL at 157 Hudson Street in New York City from February 7th to the 14th.
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