NYFW DAY/NIGHT 4 // what I wore + where I went in this ethically made dress
Before I go into detail about this ethically made plus size designer… let’s chat real quick about my Day 4 of fashion week. It was my last full day in NYC. That morning was “the morning” when I experienced all of this (click to read post), so for the afternoon I went back to the hotel and chilled for a little while. Then I pulled myself together, and made my way to Spring Studios to see two fashion shows. The first one was Chiara Boni la Petite Robe which was beautiful, but I was disheartened that they didn’t have any plus size representation on the runway (considering they do carry it, I was surprised).
After that was CHROMAT, the show I was dying to see all weekend. The thing about Chromat is… the designer has never been afraid of putting all kinds of people on the runway. I LOVE this article about the brand by PAPER MAG… read it here.
Here’s what I wore to those shows, and I left that evening being so inspired by what I saw on the runway (thanks to Chromat). See my IG highlight reel here.
I am always super inspired by Tamara Malas. Her designs are unique and edgy, which is something we lack in size inclusive brands for sure. Her pieces can be pricey, but keep in mind that with items like this you get what you pay for. All of her clothing is designed and ethically made in house in NYC. All the fabrics are hand picked. Make sure you use the code ASHLEY10 at checkout to get a discount. I truly believe she is designing part of fashion history for plus size women. Her sizes start at 10 and go up to 32 and she passionately believes that all women deserve fun and luxurious clothing. She’s speaking MY LANGUAGE.
Link to the dress here, and the rest of her website here. I wear an 18/20 in the dress. Note, you most likely will want a slip of some sort underneath this dress. Tamara Malas also has so many other fun things in her shop right now though… be a part of plus size fashion history.