New York Fashion Week just got a lot more positive, with two of the fashion industry’s brightest body-positive activists, models and designers collaborating with Addition Elle, a popular Canadian plus-size fashion store.
Known for its standout collaborations with plus-size influencers, Addition Elle will be presenting its most-talked-about collection at NYFW, the Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection, as well as its newest addition, the Nadia Aboulhosn Collection.
Graham will be launching her sixth lingerie collection with Addition Elle. Describing her partnership, Addition Elle says, “Her signature curves and smoldering stare have attracted major industry buzz. Her Black Orchid lingerie collection is hotly anticipated and has lingerie-lovers counting down the days until its launch. One thing is for sure, sexy is a state of mind and Ashley is living it.” Graham will both debut and wear her collection for the show.
Off the runway, Graham is a champion for positive body movement. In an exclusive interview on Perez Hilton, she discusses her role at NYFW. “It’s so exciting to be one of the leaders in the body positivity movement. I take my role as a body activist very seriously and truly want to help create change that is long overdue. I love co-designing and modeling my lingerie collection with Addition Elle, and look forward to many more collections to come.”
Both these brilliant beauties are determined to make a difference both on and off the runway.
Blogger-turned-designer Nadia Aboulhosn just launched her second capsule collection with Addition Elle. Though she won’t be at the show personally, her excitement is evident. She has posted teasers from the show on her blog, alongside positive comments about Addition Elle’s mission and her partnership with them. In addition to her fashion-savvy sense, Aboulhosn keeps up a popular blog where she continues to inspire us with her positive body image messages.
In a recent Broadly article, Aboulhosn explained, “I saw women commenting saying they finally had something to relate to or that I gave them inspiration — I knew it had become my responsibility [to be a positive influence]. It was less about me and more about being strong for them. All of us are so different; we have different upbringings, and different experiences that all shapes us into who we are today.”