Danielle Brooks has become one of the top plus size icons in the fashion industry.
The actress-turned-plus-size-fashion-icon has made overalls look stylish where it has now become a hot trend in the last year and she continues to inspire women all over the world with her confidence and fearlessness when it comes to embracing her plus size body in the most positive way.
She is so candid about not being the perfect Hollywood sample size and her own body struggles and journey to self love. She uses fashion as a way to not only proudly show her own curves off but empower other plus size women to dress in a way that makes them happy, feel sexy and be confident.
She has been featured in Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel and #ThisBody (is made to shine) campaigns and also the face (and muse) of the retailer’s collaborative capsule collection with designer Christian Siriano in Spring 2016. She then went on to launch her first capsule collection with Universal Standard in Fall 2017 and has been featured in major magazine campaigns including Essence. Therefore, it’s obvious Brooks is very deserving of her icon status in the plus size fashion industry.
Not only has she collaborated with FTF on a collection but she will also serve as a brand ambassador as well. FTF will feature Brooks throughout the Fall/Winter season, via their Holiday 2018 marketing ads which, according to the official press release, “will celebrate real women, self-expression, body positivity, and inclusivity as part of the brand’s #InclusionRevolution campaign“.
“Style is what allows women the freedom to express how they feel. FTF brings all the style, making accessible a multitude of trendy, quality pieces for women. What makes me most excited to be a part of the brand’s relaunch is that they have taken their passion for the plus community and have revamped their mission all together, starting with the #InclusionRevolution campaign.”
FTF used an all plus-size crew for the ad shoot, including photographer, stylist, hair and make-up, “to further amplify the community’s celebration of real women in front of and behind the camera“.
The campaign includes mobile, social, in-store, and digital ad promotions with all featured styles curated by Brooks and the Fashion to Figure team.
“I am excited to work with a brand that’s known for inclusivity, diversity, and that caters to women who want the latest trends at great value. I can’t wait to show everyone the new Fashion to Figure.”
We applaud FTF for pushing for more inclusion and size acceptance via fashion and using someone like Brooks to be the face.
However, does this mean they will be extending their size range beyond a 3, which translates to a size 3X / 22-24? Have they reexamined the fit of their current assortment and made it better?
As the new FTF emerges, we look forward to having these questions answered so ALL plus size women can be included in the #InclusiveRevolution.
Isn’t that what being size inclusive is all about?
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