American retailer Nasty Gal has “joined the plus size party” and launched a new vegan leather jacket in sizes 0-18.
The Moto Finish Faux Leather Jacket is part of the brand’s More Sizes range, “a super rad capsule of transitional pieces,” according to the Nasty Gal website. The jacket features a biker design with a relaxed silhouette.
Created by the author of #Girlboss Sophia Amoruso when she was just 22, Nasty Gal often releases cruelty-free vegan leather designs. Vegetarian model Anaïs Gallagher recently sported a pair of vegan leather shorts for the brand’s Spring/Summer festival collection; Nasty Gal reportedly chose Gallagher for her “eclectic personal style,” but also for her vegetarian values.
This is the first time, however, that a vegan leather piece is available in sizes up to 18. “So here’s the thing,” Nasty Gal notes on its website. “Confidence, fearlessness, and individuality make up the core of who we are, but size inclusivity was not always part of the conversation. Safe to say, we were overdue for a change. Which is why we’re excited to finally introduce our new fall capsule – a super rad lineup of transitional pieces, available in sizes 0-18. You read that right, we’re finally joining the party.”
For some, the new plus size range does not go far enough, and the brand has received criticism from some customers for not offering sizes above 18. To this, Nasty Gal said to Teen Vogue, “We hope to introduce an even greater range of sizes in the near future, allowing everyone to enjoy our brand.”
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So, here’s the thing–confidence, fearlessness, and individuality make up the core of who we are, but size inclusivity was not always part of the conversation. Safe to say, we were overdue for a change. Which is why we’re excited to finally introduce our new fall capsule–a super rad lineup of transitional pieces, now available in an extended size range. @alessandragl ✨ #GetNastyGal #nastygalsdoitbetter • shop this edit via link in bio
Vegan Fashion Growing in Popularity
The fashion industry is changing, with many high street brands dropping animal products from their collections. Boohoo, Nasty Gal’s parent company, recently pledged to drop Mohair from its designs, and Missguided, New Look, Primark, and 97 other retailers also promised to do the same. The move was in response to an exposé film released by animal rights organization PETA, which depicted angora goats being abused for their wool.
Designer brands are also adapting to the cruelty-free fashion trend. This September, London hosted the first-ever fur-free Fashion Week, which followed on from British brand Burberry’s reveal it was dropping fur completely from its designs. Gucci, Versace, DKNY, Belstaff, and Michael Kors have also ditched fur in favor of faux in the last year, and there are calls for Prada to follow suit.
Image Credit: Nasty Gal
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