Jacqueline Floro, designer and owner of contemporary line
Bilingual Clothing, has had her collection worn by
celebrities such as Blake Lively,
Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson,
Halle Berry and more. She is about to shake up the
contemporary design world by introducing In's Collection, a
plus-size clothing line for women sizes 10 and up. Featuring
long and short dresses, and tops with drawstring and pin-tuck
details, In's Collection brings Floro's contemporary aesthetic
of Bilingual Clothing to the 40 million American women who have
previously been invisible to contemporary designers -- because
they are over size 14.
I love Bilingual. It is and will always be my baby, but
friends and family of mine that happen to be a size 10 and up
begged and pleaded for me to make beautiful clothing to fit
them. These women are so excited about fashion, but the
unfortunate lack of attention paid to them by the design
community has forced them to shop at low-quality, mass retailers
just to find something that
and is a minimal investment
explains Floro. In's Collection is their answer, with
tops starting at $55.00 and dresses starting at $96.00 for the
Resort/Pre-spring 2009/2010 collection.
In testing the response to early designs from In's Collection at
trunk shows and other consumer shopping events, Floro could not
have been more thrilled with the remarkable response:
would write me passionate, heartfelt emails thanking me for
finally creating something attractive and exciting for the
plus-size women of the world. Smaller-sized women would ask the
sales reps if the styles came in their sizes, to which they
No, I'm sorry it doesn't come in your
Something plus size women have been forced to hear
The In's Collection is vanity sized; XS=10, 0=12/14, 1=16/18,
2=20/22 and 3=24/26. Floro's clients go crazy over it,
never been a size 2 in my life!
exclaimed a size 22 customer
with glee at a recent trunk show.
Currently the In's Collection can be found exclusively on
Resort/Pre-Spring 2010 lookbook.