As fashion and large sizes become a recognized and (soon) respected segment of fashion, the same thing happens with the features and shades of fashion itself when it comes to large sizes.
You know, ten years ago, large sizes belonged to a single fixed-rate segment, so we fashionistas had little opportunity to shop and see which things fit the “fashionable” standard. But now, thanks to the merger (yes, I had to use this word) and the abundance of fashion on clothes of large sizes, you can easily get lost, feel disappointment, embarrassment, irritation or nervousness when buying an outfit or clothes. The perfect piece of clothing. Clothing.
We no longer have “one kind” of fashionable clothes for women of large sizes – we have several of them. To better understand and weed out the madness of everyone, the budding fashionista must first understand what these new segments are, and explore their credentials to buy smarter, not harder.
No, the truth … Why?
Look, as in the regular market, you will find several segments of fashion, united together, and for the most part you know what to expect when shopping in this retail store or in a certain set of retailers. With the development of fashion pret-a-porter of large sizes the same thing now. For reasoning, we group these segments together for fashions of large sizes, like straight-waisted fashion, to help explain the difference in price and size in regards to the integrity and quality of the clothing’ retailer or designer. The fashion industry is divided into five segments: high fashion, luxury, modern fashion, fast fashion and discounts.
Haute Couture: synonymous with haute couture, haute couture is derived from the French term “high fashion”. In France, the couture label is a protected designation. Designers, who have received this elusive and often coveted title, create clothes to order for the most influential and rich people in the world.
Luxury: Pret-a-Porter or “Pr’t-y-porter” for price and exclusivity is one step below high fashion, but still serves discerning and wealthy buyers.
Modern: this fashion-oriented segment offers mid-range clothing, both trendy and quality-oriented. Often these designers interpret the fashion of fashion houses, making this fashion easily accessible.
Fast Fashion: fast and economical products are produced in which “fashionable” clothing is delivered at the lowest price. Includes the way the goods for the runway are mostly manufactured overseas with a very efficient turnaround time.
Discount. Focusing primarily on loss-making leaders, quickly adapted to rapidly changing fashion concepts, using the purchasing power and reputation of their consumers to create exclusive designer collections.
However, the classification and classification of what to expect from these segments does not end there. Read on in every segment except haute couture to understand which designers and brands fall into each category and what sets them apart.
Designer plus-size suite
Yes! They really do exist! Products of higher quality and therefore higher price – the leaders of fashion in large sizes. Designers such as:
They are often worn in specialty stores and specialty department stores such as Saks and Neiman Marcus, with an initial price of at least $250. Expect the best fabrics, mostly imported from abroad, certainly more conservative cut, with the exception of Anna Scholz and Elena Miro (the only designer of large sizes who constantly shows off at Milan Fashion Week), impeccably tailored natural fabrics. Completely on the lining, exclusive to the touch and wearing.
Contemporary designers of large sizes
Following the modern collections presented in Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Saks, Contemporary Plus Size Fashion offers high-size fashion models for women at reasonable prices, matching her figures. These designers like:
They are often ideological leaders, innovators and risk-taker in large fashion segments because they constantly challenge the status quo or norms about what fashion should be for discerning women of large sizes. Prices in this segment typically range from $100 to $500 for special parts. The quality of these fabrics is only a step forward compared to their luxurious counterparts, they are innovative combinations of fabrics, special silhouettes inspired by the artistic inspiration of the designer, and, like its luxury designers, with more complex details.
Designers of fast fashion of large sizes
In light of the fake lawsuits Forever 21, fast fashion has acquired a tarnished image, although fast fashion is a kind of compliment to its modern counterparts. Popular designers in this segment include:
With its ability to reproduce modern trends and incredibly low prices on a large scale, fast fashion, often inspired by designer homes, offers images from $10 to $150. To quickly bring trends to market, quality can sometimes yield to luxury and modern designers. Expect you to be offered a mixture of polyester, half-wool, simple sewn clothing, a looser silhouette or various shapes that range from item to item of clothing. Wear it now, the life of this fast fashion should last this season.