Is Mary Katrantzou set to launch a plus size collection?
After the huge success of her new Topshop collection and LFW shows, it has been revealed that Mary Katrantzou is considering launching a plus size range of clothing, all complete with her signature intricate print designs.
Talking to Vogue.co.uk, the popular designer revealed that she had been in talks with Net-a-Porter.com to launch a plus size collection.
“Net-a-Porter.com asked us if we would go bigger [to a size 16] and we would – we had a discussion with them. I buy online – I think as a bigger size, you feel more comfortable trying things at home. With the interiors, we just added more information. So, on a size 8, you get the sofa, the mantelpiece and the flower, whereas on a size 14 you get the sofa, the mantelpiece, the bush and the room next door,” she said.
“I was looking at a size 14 woman wearing our dress and I thought, ‘I can’t believe we don’t go bigger than that size!’ because she looked tiny,” she said. “Sometimes designers are blamed for not going to a size 16, but it’s not that: it’s that there isn’t demand [from buyers]. So I think if buyers were more brave to try it for a couple of seasons, they would sell more and designers would produce more.”
We think it would be a great idea for Katrantzou to launch a bigger sized range of clothes, making fashion more accessible to everybody.
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