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Early last fall, I made a fun trip to New York with Evans to work with them on a few projects! Did you catch my video? Well, while I was there, I also worked with them on another cool project! I sat on a panel with a few other esteemed plus size industry folks to help choose the newest designer to fashion the always exciting third installment of the Cut for Evans collection!
Not only did the winner get their collection made, but her collection walked in Evans’ groundbreaking Design Collective for Evans show (I sooo wish I was there!)
Are you familiar with the Cut for Evans Collection and initiative?
Cut for Evans tasks graduate designers from two of the leading design schools in London, with fashioning a mini collection, specifically for the plus size woman, via knits and bold prints, while “retaining inspiration and reference direct from the catwalk.”
Meet Yvonne Shu Yao, a BA student at Nottingham Trent University, who took inspiration for her collection from the underwater world. Her use of prints with classic silhouettes gives me cool sophistication with a strong eye for fashion! On trend with the season’s top color trends, Yao’s collection gives us a four piece collection that will easily fit into your closet!
Want to see her Cut for Evans Collection? Well here you go!
(click the first pic to start the gallery!)
Who were the judges?
There were a few of us! Check out the other industry experts who I sat with!
- PMM Editor-in-Chief, Madeline Jones,
- PMM Executive Marketing and Creative Director, Alexandra Boos
- Creative Director at Evans, Rachel Sproule
- Celebrity Stylist, Susan Moses
- Style Expert & Author of cheapchicas.com, Lilliana Vazquez
- Co-founder of Jag Models, Gary Dakin
- Plus Size Model, Whitney Thompson
- Plus Size Model, Liris Crosse
- And me! Marie Denee, Editor in Chic here at The Curvy Fashionista
You can shop the collection NOW, at EvansUSA.com!
Well, what do you think? Are you as hyped about this as I am?! I do love how Evans is pushing their own envelope in plus size fashion and focusing on the design and fashion in plus size fashion!