Plus-size fashion is moving in the right direction thanks to Beth Ditto.
The Gossip lead singer, who first announced she was working on a fashion line in December, debuted her namesake collection on Tuesday at New York Fashion Week, a collection "made by a fat person, for fat people."
"I want it to be versatile, and to look good on every single body; it’s very fit- and shape-focused, and I wanted everything to be durable," the 34-year-old tells Refinery29. She also tells the website while she credits the Internet for its role in the progress of plus-size fashion, change is still slow.
"In the last 10 years, so much has changed, in large part because of the internet, but it isn’t anywhere near what it could be or will be, at all," she says.
Featuring everything from boldly-printed mini dresses to drapey metallic jumpsuits, the 11-piece "uncompromising, unapologetic and timeless" collection offers sizes ranging from a 14 to 28. All garments are ethically made in the United States and are made to last, which was an important quality for the artist turned designer.
Ditto stars in the lookbook, styled by Love magazine editor Katie Grand, herself, alongside buzz-worthy newcomer Barbie Ferreira and Philomena Kwao, who recently landed a major role in Swimsuits For All's #SwimSexy campaign and penned a blog entitled "Is My Black Not Beautiful?" for HuffPost.
The singer, who teamed up with Jean Paul Gaultier on a limited-edition 'corset tee' back in December, tells Refinery 29 she would love to see women like Gabourey Sidibe, Melissa McCarthy, and Rebel Wilson wearing her collection.
Made with "love and consideration" from a women who knows.
To see some of the looks from the collection, check out the slideshow below: