Ever since winning season 14 of Project Runway in 2015, Ashley Nell Tipton has been slaying the fashion game. She debuted her plus-size exclusive range in partnership with JC Penney a year after her big win, offering a wide selection of women’s designs and sizes for the popular retail brand. But even after the success of the line, Tipton continues to find ways to up her game and has been wanting to start a fashion label of her own for a while now. She’s finally able to do so with the launch of her own clothing line and site, www.ashleynelltipton.com.
The result is definitely worth waiting for. The Ashley Nell Tipton clothing line is filled with edgy pieces and everyday wear that prove that fashion should not be limited to a certain size.
Ashley Nell Tipton Plus-Size Clothing Line Offers Fashion Forward Pieces
After designing the successful Boutique+ line with JC Penney, Nell Tipton is coming out with her own.
“There aren’t many brands that do basic wardrobe staples well,” she says. When it comes to the issue that plus-size pieces tend to use cheap fabric, Tipton had a say on that too. “Because I had full control, I was able to really find fabrics that worked best for basics.”
The year 2017 has been a busy one for the up-and-coming designer. The fashion star had recently undergone a weight-loss surgery and is continuously learning to deal with the changes in her body.
But personal problems aside, Tipton remains as focused as ever with her eponymous fashion label. She told Glamour magazine,
“With the other collections, I was designing for other people’s customers. This time around, I really wanted to design for my audience—and for myself—with no limits.”
The result is a collection of black and floral bodysuits, sweeping skirts, biker shorts, and sheer dusters. The designer says it’s the first time she’s been able to make “a line of items that I see in ‘regular sizes’ and dreamt of wearing myself.”
The brand’s official site, ashleynelltipton.com, was launched last November 21. The fifteen-piece collection offers sizes that start from a 14 to a 30, with a price range of $24 to $99. Tipton has also managed to slide out of her comfort zone by offering wide-fit jewelry and eyewear.
So what’s next for the ambitious designer? Tipton wants to fill in more gaps in the industry by offering children and men’s plus-size pieces as well.