Popular plus-size model Ashley Graham is set to launch a lingerie collection inspired by the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The size 16 model has already been designing sexy lingerie for Canada's Addition Elle since 2013 but it would be the first time she will launch her own collection for the U.S.
Graham's seductive collection will consists of bondage-inspired bras, underwear, chemises and kimonos, specifically meant for the plus-sized women. The model took the initiative to launch the collection for the American market because she felt there were few lingerie options for plus-sized women. Her collection items will be priced under $100 and start at size 12, WWD writes.
“I could find sexy bras and I could find supportive bras, but it was never sexy and supportive together,” the Nebraska-born model told the website. Her collection will be available through retailer Nordstrom, starting in August.
Graham made headlines in February when she became the first plus-sized model to appear in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit edition. She was the face of the magazine's “#CurvesInBikinis” campaign. The magazine released a video where Graham was seen wearing a tiny black string bikini. The video was a part of Swim Sexy line and came with a tagline "You've Got It. Flaunt It." Check it out here.
The gorgeous model says she is aware about the fact that her curves are sexy and she wants “everyone to know that theirs are too.” “This is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt. The world is ready for more curves in bikinis," Graham said in a statement along with the campaign, writes E! Online. Graham has appeared in campaigns for various brands like Lane Bryant and Swimsuits For All. She has also been photographed for various magazines including Vogue and Glamour.
Her future plans include launching a sportswear collection for plus-sized women. She told WWD in an interview that there is a lack of activewear in the plus-sized women's division because she thinks that people are under the impression that plus-size women do not exercise. Her current collection is called “Modern Boudoir.”
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