G sent me a link to check out the spring 2014 collection from Eden Miller.
Eden Miller, the plus size designer/wardrobe stylist that is the first plus size designer (size 12 - 24) to show their collection for Fashion Week.
Even though its a spring collection and we aren't there yet, I figure history in the making is worth writing about.
Let's check the collection out.
First of all, I applaud the fact that she didn't go with size 12 models, I know, that sounds messed up but that's like choosing a 00 over a size 2 when both are equally slim.
If I had to choose the models I would take them from the higher end of the scale, if only to prove a point.
These clothes will look good on a size 24, no doubt.
This first dress is a black and white cap sleeve shirt dress. I like that she did a cap sleeve that is more like an extension to a sleeveless armhole.
A little more width at the shoulders to make the waist look smaller.
Second look, shirt with high waist skirt, once again, defining the waistline and showing up the curves not hiding them.
I love the skirt fabric.
Third look - Empire waist shirt dress with bishop sleeves. Its a different silhouette than the first shirtdress. I like the mixed print.
Bishop sleeves tend to balance heavy upper arms so I think that was a great choice.
Fourth Look - Great fabric combination, I love her for using all these African fabrics and prints in her collection. The fit and flare silhouette of the blouse with the pencil skirt is really flattering on the model and I like that she is using the V necklines, my favorite.
Fifth look - surplice sheath dress. I just love that sleeve, there are slight gathers but tapered with a cuff. A puff sleeve but with little volume.
Sixth look - Keyhole Maxi. Well if nothing sold me on this collection it would be this look for sure. I love, love, love the twisted keyhole effect and the wrist length sleeves. It has a MOD vibe but timeless.
The best part of the collection is that everything fits like it should, the knit dress wasn't tight and the woven dresses didn't hang like potato sacks. The designs are sophisticated and wearable.
Can't wait to see what she comes up with next.