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FFFWeek Recap: Full Figured Fashion Week 2015 Indie Showcase By Marie Denee

Tia Lyn

The Curvy Fashionista

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FFFWeek Recap: Full Figured Fashion Week 2015 Indie Showcase

Have you been following long on Facebook and Instagram? There has been such a buzz around the shows from the 7th Full Figured Fashion Week and today, I am here to share with you the looks that wowed during the Indie Designer Showcase! The designers and models brought it for an eager and fashion hungry audience.

Lingerie by Tia Lyn

Set at the Broad Street Ball room and to a fancy backdrop, with the theme of Garden of Eden, we were treated to TWELVE designers (Including a boot presentation!) Some we fancy, some were edgy, some were playful. There was literally something for everyone and more than a few that surprised me!

Are you ready to see the looks and to learn a bit about the designers? Well, here we go! Click the designer’s name to head on over to the next page OR skip that and click on the designer’s name below!

Are you ready? I know that I am hyped to share them with you! Let’s go!

A very special thanks to Farrah for letting me share her photos! All photos courtesy of Estrella Fashion Report

FFFWeek Indie Designer Showcase

FFFWeek Designer of the Year: Tru Diva Designs

Tru Diva Designs is no stranger to The Curvy Fashionista and FFFWeek! Known for her edgy, bold, and playful looks, Tru Diva Designs brings a unique voice to the plus size designer space. Disappointed by the lack of options for plus sized women, Veronica got a sewing machine and learned how to sew. Self-taught, Veronica began making her own clothes that not only complimented her curvy physique, but also stood out from what department stores offered.

Her vision for Tru Diva is to make quality clothing that is both unique and flattering for plus sized women. Veronica feels that every woman deserves to feel sexy no matter what shape or size; Tru Diva gives curvier women a place to buy clothes that do just that. Her goal is to take plus sized fashion to a level that the world has yet to see. And for FFFWeek, she brought it!

You can shop and learn more at www.trudiva.com

Hannah Caroline Couture

This designer blew me away. I met Hannah at the beginning of FFFWeek, learning that she was JUST 19 years old! WHAT? Already inspired, I was curious and intrigued to see what she had to say fashionably speaking… and she did not disappoint! After learning how to sew as a student at Millard West High School, she started making clothes for herself when she couldn’t find what she wanted in the stores. She also taught herself how to design by watching YouTube videos and reading blogs she found on Pinterest. Come on inspiration!

 

With already 11 fashion shows under belt, still in college for business, and a clear voice on what she wants to deliver, Hannah is surely a voice to be reckoned with and I have to admit, I did have a few tears after she finished presenting, especially after hearing the roars of support from the crowd. I was so damned proud and happy for her! See why!

Like what you see?

You can shop and learn more at www.hccdesign.co

Eyani Couture

Returning for their second year and opening up the FFFWeek Indie show was Eyani Couture! This high fashion collection is for the “confident, classy, and curvy!”

After wowing last year, Eyani Couture stepped up their ante by offering glamour and sexy sophistication with trendsetting looks varying from party wear to red carpet gowns! Flanked with capes and outerwear over playful jumpsuits and gowns, there were a few faves in the collection and here are our faves!

Like what you see?

You can shop the collection at www.eyanicouture.weebly.com

Curves Make A Woman by Bobbi Harris

“There’s more to making plus size clothing than just making average size clothing larger!” Designer Bobbi Harris exclaims as to the impetus of her collection.

“Plus size women have curves and their clothes should be accented, tailored, and fitted. I have many plus size friends and any time we would go shopping, I would be able to find an outfit quickly while my friends struggled … I wanted to create a line where plus size women didn’t have to compromise on quality or price. I wanted women with curves to be able to run to a store or shop online and confidently buy clothing knowing it would fit properly.”

Showcasing for the first time at FFFWeek, this designer gave us a variety of styles and silhouettes to play in and here are our faves from the collection!

 

Like what you see?

You can shop the collection at www.curvesmakeawoman.com

Boots By Pamela

The quest for wide width boots never ends! As many times as we have rounded up boots, like myself, I can and NEVER tire of more and here to give us JUST that is boots designer, Boots by Pamela! Boots By Pamela (BBP) is a new company that was created for those of us who have craved a fashionable boot that FITS. “Every girl deserves to have a great pair of Fashionable Boots!” says Owner/Designer, Pamela Ammeter.

“I could never understand why shoe companies did not see or fill this missing piece in the market? It then came to me in a store surrounded by numerous pairs of boots that didn’t fit, that I would start my own company and fill this niche in the market and BBP was born!”

Taking her experience with 15 years of working in the fashion industry with everything from Textiles, Merchandising to Buying and Designing, Pamela took this experience to fashion and design a high quality boot for the lady with a larger calf.  Boots by Pamela delivers various styles of riding boots, over the knee boots, and great night out heels!

Like what you see?

You can shop the collection at www.bootsbypamela.com

ASK Fashion

No stranger to the fashion scene is this Boston plus size designer, Amanda Koker of Ask Fashion. For FFFWeek, she presented a collection named “We are taking over!” This collection was inspired by British punk rock, with a polished twist.

“As a plus size community we are taking over the fashion world by storm and we are here to stay! This collection brings out that kick ass attitude and punk rock chicness! All you need to do- is ASK!” shares Amanda Koker.

Like what you see?

You can shop this collection and more at http://askfashion.co/ & www.etsy.com/shop/ASKFashionLLC

I’Me designs

Pronounced “I’m Me,” the slogan is “Why be anybody else?” Created by Jeanetta Thomas, the company motto is grounded in the belief that it is much easier to be yourself and be comfortable in your own skin versus trying to be someone else. Can I get an AMEN?  I’Me designs are focused on uniqueness and providing a variety of styles. I was pleasantly surprised and entertained as there were more than a few option that piqued my interest!

“I’Me designs provide style that speaks before lips can utter a word.”

Not only does she have a great eye, but Jeanetta also has a fashion truck! Traveling from city to city, you can also catch her truck out and about selling her fashionable wares! But let us show and share with you the latest from FFFWeek!

Like what you see?

You can shop the collection and learn more here: www.IMebyjthomas.com

Soulevant Lingerie

How many times do you wish that you could lounge around the house looking fabulous. I mean, I know that I do, especially as most of my time is in front of the computer! Well, guess what?  Soulevant presents loungewear and sleepwear with a built-in soft bra! Soulevant is the French word for “lifting up,” which is what the collection aims to do, both physically and spiritually.

At the heart of the Soulevant concept is a custom built-in wire-free bra with wonderful support. This new curated collection, designed by Linda Wallace-Blau, features versatile loungewear and sleepwear, all Made in the USA.

The line showcases a range of vibrant prints and bold colors with soft, machine-washable fabrics. Soulevant presents a modern spin on the traditional housedress that takes you from the bedroom to the front door to the street. Take a look at what they showcased!

Like what you see?

You can shop the collection and more at www.soulevant.com

Misty Belvidere

I have been watching this Australian designer from afar and with the chance to finally meet her and to see her collection up close; I was elated and quite pleased! Misty Belvidere brought her latest collection “Tropiflora” to Full Figured Fashion Week and wowed with her digital printing and high-quality fabrics in styles that celebrate a feminine figure. Misty Belvidere doesn’t apologize for having hips and allows women to embrace the confidence in fashion like their standard-sized sisters. “All women want the same thing, and that’s to look and feel beautiful.”

Designer Miss Kate has vowed to bring sophistication and innovative designs to plus-size fashion. A graduate of Fashion Design and lover of self-expression through ensembles!

Like what you see?

You can shop this collection and more at www.mistybelvidere.com

Just Curves

I have such a sweet spot for this designer who successfully funded her Kickstarter campaign to bring to us a kick ass activewear line- Just Curves by Yolanda Williams. Just Curves is a retail activewear company, dedicated to providing on-trend, affordable, and fashionable activewear to plus size women sizes 10-28. The body-positive activewear brand encourages women to love themselves, no matter their size, striving for health and creating their own standard of beauty.

Just Curves combines the support of shapewear, with the function of activewear, and the fun of street-wear to offer transitional athleisure wear that will turn heads in and out of the gym.  The new collection debuting at FFFWeek® features bright pops of colors and modern, figure-flattering cuts which blurs the line between gym-wear and street-wear.  All garments are made in the U.S.A.

Like what you see?

You can shop the collection and more at www.justcurves.net

Serita Bell

Serita Bell is a contemporary, ready-to-wear clothing line for curvy women. The line is edgy and sexy with feminine silhouettes. This line is definitely NOT for the shy or demure. And you may have seen them before- sold on Ideel for a bit! I sure did snatch a dress from them on there! So when I saw that they were showcasing at FFFWeek? I got hyped!

The designer’s technical knowledge of a garment’s proper fit, combined with her innovative ideas wowed the crowd and left me wanting to add a few items to my closet- Like STAT!

Like what you see?

You can learn more and shop at www.serita-bell.com

Sue Rock Originals

Limited Runs. Local Manufacturing. Made to Order Knitwear.

Sue Rock Originals has pulled the richness from the textile industry’s excesses. Here is where you will find the finest upcycled materials from New York’s fashion and interior design industries. At Sue Rock Originals their design motto is “Back to Basics.”

“We understand that women’s bodies (and tastes) are beautiful and ever changing. It is important to provide every woman an opportunity to wear beautiful hand tailored designs that are flattering and affordable!” shares owner and designer, Sue Rock.

Like what you see?

You can shop and learn more at www.etsy.com/shop/SueRockOriginals

TIA LYN

TIA LYN is an American fashion designer best known by her vintage inspired lingerie made modern with her own twist designed for full busted and curvy woman. If she sounds familiar, that is because we have featured her on the blog a few times! Since 2001, Tia Lyn has been making some serious noise in the lingerie world offering all of her beautiful designs in a full size range from a size small to 3X. Tia Lyn is a lifestyle brand that features flirtatious lingerie as well as cozy pajamas. Her lingerie is both delicate and contemporary.

“It is thrilling to be returning to Full Figured Fashion Week 2015 and see woman of every size and shape on the catwalk. Curves are to be celebrated and all women should feel beautiful in their lingerie.” Tia Lyn

Like what you see?

You can shop this collection and more at www.TiaLyn.com

Want to see more? Well I have picked my fave looks from each designer. Here you go!

Our FFFWeek Indie Show Faves

Which designers wowed you the most? Whose pieces are you trying to cop immediately? Let’s discuss!

Make sure you tune in later this week for more FFFWeek.com updates and recaps!



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