Creative Direction & Styling: Katie Grand
Photography: Ezra Petronio
When it comes to designer fashion, the higher you climb in quality, the smaller the size runs typically become. Having experienced first hand the in-accessibility of high fashion for women like herself, singer Beth Ditto launched her own plus-size clothing line today. Her namesake collection strives to fill a void in the current market, offering fashionable statement pieces for women who want “to have access to the same high quality fabrics and craftsmanship everyone else has.”
As a teen, Ditto had to be creative, infusing her wardrobe with thrift store finds that she cut, stretched, and altered to fit her body. Years later, even with unlimited access to designer clothes, dressing herself still proved difficult. Ditto wore a dress made from a tablecloth for a Rolling Stone performance, and even sported a Vivienne Westwood dress upside down to a Red Carpet event. The continual hijinks made Ditto stop to think, “Where are the fashionable clothes for fat girls that aren’t designer one-offs? Where are the subtle and chic wardrobe staples? Where are the crazy statement pieces?”
Instead of waiting for the fashion industry to change its tune, Ditto is bridging the gap herself. Her SS ’16 line is packed with gorgeous separates, playful prints and dramatic evening wear. According to Ditto, her collection of stunning pieces represents fashion that’s “uncompromising, unapologetic, humane, and timeless. Go-to pieces designed to last.” Shop the full collection, here.