Inclusivity x Luxury. We love to see it! This summer, we’ll be highlighting the top brands on social that are serving just as hot of #lewks as they are diverse representation across different shapes and sizes, sustainability, and more. Tune in below for the latest labels doing it right on the ‘gram:
Christian Siriano | @csiriano
The luxury womenswear designer Christian Siriano is well known for his timeless fashion, and collection of sub-brands in the decorating and design space. His influence peaked our interest even more this past year, when we discovered that Christian tripled his business by expanding his line into a range of sizes for his audience. Well done.
Christopher John Rogers | @christopherjohnrogers
Perhaps you recognize Christopher John Rogers as the under-30 Black designer who was accredited with Vogue’s ‘Fashion Fund Award for Young Designers’ in 2020, or his ensembles worn by Kamala Harris and Meghan Markle (NBD). Christopher’s goals go beyond well crafted style – and hope to normalize diversity in the mainstream fashion industry on social media.
Selkie | @selkie
“Fanciful, Nostalgic, Extra Romantic’ are the vibes that come to Selkie’s mind (and ours) when considering the very pastel and plush brand. Founded by Kimberly Gordon, the line is not only made well on the outside, but is created in small batches with a zero waste policy, making it the sweetest brand inside and out. Check out Selkie on insta for dreamy, fairytale-esque outfit inspo.
Baacal | @baacalofficial
Baacal is a sustainable fashion brand founded by Cynthia Vincent, featuring a wide range of sizes and styles. We love the versatility of Cynthia’s brand, which features styles that are inclusive and also intentionally designed with body positivity and all shapes in mind. Proof that luxury fashion applies to any body, anywhere.
Gucci | @gucci
Under the incredible creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has pioneered itself once again in the inclusivity space, through its sub-brand known as “Gucci MX”, which is a separate category than Gucci itself, with a purpose to dissolve traditional gender lines throughout the collection. We’re excited to see what comes next with this new category from such an iconic luxury brand.
Pleasing | @pleasing
The nail polish-meets-skincare brand created by Harry Styles is fun, cheeky and best of all an inclusive line of products that defy gender norms and celebrate individual expression. The brand’s initial campaign launch featured both men and women, with fluid content on social and across their site, where one can purchase products to see for themselves. From a marketing standpoint, we also loved how Mick Fleetwood [of Fleetwood Mac] collaborated with his good friend Harry as a model for some of Pleasings’ content, and shared how proud he is of the progression across beauty in a recent interview with Vogue. Doesn’t get much cooler than this, people!
Vince | @vince
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – what’s not to love about Vince?! The timeless, chic fashion brand is famous for its slew of slip dresses in a variety of colors and shapes, as well as its drive towards sustainability with its “Unfold” program [basically a Vince-only Rent the Runway.] This time around, the brand is expanding its inclusivity by creating a collection that is inspired by and intended for women sizes 18-24.
Mara Hoffman | @marahoffman
Mara Hoffman is an artist and designer with true integrity across her work – from adapting to trends in a unique way, to inventing styles and looks that speak to her passions for goddesses and spirituality, it’s no surprise that an important piece in Mara’s puzzle is the opportunity to create space for all sizes to wear her clothes. Mara’s focus on sustainable sourcing and inclusive sizing have us inspired to look luxe, but to add our own twist on it.
Good American | @goodamerican
The denim-centric brand founded by celebrities Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede take the concept of ‘body positivity’ very seriously. Like, there’s simply no room for anything else but good vibes when it comes to you, your bod and your clothes at Good American. I mean, even their instagram bio reads: Representing Body Acceptance. We love following along this page, because the true story here checks out with their mission, as sizes range from XXXS to XXXL, and the brand does an amazing job of making its customers feel welcome, safe and thought of in the fashion world.
Balmain | @balmain
What was once endorsed as a high-end celebrity option for hot summer streetwear to hot red carpet looks, has since transcended through its ability to evolve as an inclusive brand, especially through upgrading its traditional modeling campaigns with influencer activations. For example – the Balmain x Remy Bader collab on TikTok, where the influencer showcases her fave looks under the #BalmainArmy hashtag. Interesting to hear Remi’s POV, which is not to be referred to as a body positive influencer – she’s just living her best life, and her truth. And this fresh fashion collab is what it looks like.
So as you can see, no matter what you’re looking for in the fashion space, there are many content creators who are on our same page – looking to express our views about body positivity, and raise awareness of the importance of inclusivity across luxury brands as much as it is prevalent in fast-fashion. The real luxury is being able to express yourself and your style all the time, and that it’s our differences that make us unique 🙂