In 2017, several entrepreneurs finally got savvy to the needs of the plus-size customer. No longer some ignored niche, women size 14 and larger make up 67 percent of the female buying power in the United States, a market currently valued at over 20 billion.Read the article on fashionista.com >
In the last five years, the fashion industry has seen diversity in ad campaigns and expanding options for shoppers of different sizes. A notable moment was during season 14 of Project Runway, when plus-size designer Ashley Nell Tipton won the competition and made history as the first designer to send a plus-size collection down the runway.
The Mistake: When I first started my business, I did it all on my own. I had no experience; I was straight out of college. I decided that I wanted to show the world what I could do. I had the support of my family, and I wanted to see how far I could push myself.
Ashley Nell Tipton is making big waves in the Plus Size Fashion Industry but she certainly isn't new to all things fashion. When she was just seven years old, Ashley learned to sew by designing clothes for her Barbie dolls on her grandmother's sewing machine. Little did she know where this passion would take her...Read the article on fabuplusmagazine.com >
Because she is too legit to quit, Ashley Nell Tipton has been on a roll! As the winner of Season 14 of Project Runway, Ashley Nell Tipton has been a force to reckon with in the fashion industry. She is breaking barriers with every step she makes, and this year she will continue to do so!
Two years ago, fashion designer Ashley Nell Tipton made television history when she became the first contestant on Lifetime's "Project Runway" to show a plus-sized collection. The San Diego native, who won Season 14, went on to launch a jewelry line, partner with J.C.Read the article on latimes.com >
Though Ashley Nell Tipton won season 14 of Project Runway back in 2015 and later designed a plus-size line in partnership with JCPenney, today marks the first time she's putting out clothing into the world that she 100 percent believes in. "With the other collections, I was designing for other people's customers," Nell Tipton tells Glamour.Read the article on glamour.com >
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