Beth Ditto is the epitome of self confidence, staying true to herself and just general bad-assness. Do we really need to talk about that eponymous Love cover? The style icon is leading the charge for fabulous luxe plus size fashion and the New York City-sewn collection celebrates Beth’s fearless fashion journey, from Arkansas punk-rocker altering thrift store finds to fashion icon in her own right. Her standalone SS16 collection has now launched in Selfeidges.
We got a stylish teaser of her design skills back in December 2015 with the unveiling of a limited-edition tee designed by Beth’s close friend and collaborator Jean Paul Gaultier. Go big or go home as the Beth Ditto SS16 look book was styled by the esteemed Katie Grand and shot by Ezra Petronio. The campaign features Barbie Ferreria and Philomena Kwao, both front and center in the new wave of outspoken plus size models
Available in sizes 18-30, the bold collection is not for the wallflowers. In vibrant pop-art prints, realised in luxurious silks and rayons. while silver lamé club looks are offset by vintage-detail dresses and well-tailored pencil skirts. Chic, ladylike and fabulous!
“I wanted to make pieces to last years. Beyond trends, beyond chain stores. I wanted to create something all its own, something just for us, made with love and consideration. Made ethically in the USA as a small company with no big corporate input. Uncompromising, unapologetic, and timeless. Go-to pieces designed to last. A movement by us, for us.”