Anna recently had a nice chat with blogger Miss Kathryn of MissKathryn’s MissTakes.
Here are a few choice OutTakes!
K: These are exciting times in the plus size industry: what is exciting you / inspiring you at the moment?
A: I am happy to see the voice of the plus size community getting louder and stronger, there is much more involvement from bloggers and ‘real’ women within the industry. Collaborations between bloggers and designers with companies like Simply Be, Evans and Swimsuits for All are making sure that (plus size) women get products they actually want.
K: Are you likely to go down the route of some designers / brands and utilise bloggers / your fan base more?
A: I loved having the blogger event in our studio as part of Plus London Two and am hoping to be involved in Plus London Three as well. I am always inspired by listening to people who look at our brand from a different perspective.
Social media offers us a great exchange with our fan base.
K: What do you prefer to design – clothes that flatter, or clothes that flaunt, or do you think clothes can do both?
A: Oh I think clothes can do both, as you want to flaunt your own best assets and flatter at the same time. I am all about curve enhancing and showing you off to your best potential.
I also keep in mind problem areas and add a little pleat / ruching detail here or there to help out with lumps and bumps. Curvy women come in so many different shapes and sizes and what suits one woman doesn’t necessarily suit the next, so when I design a range, I try and keep different body shapes in mind so we have something for everyone.
Read the full interview here!