You may know Roxy Earle from her appearance on The Real Housewives of Toronto – but she’s more than a reality TV star. The jet-setting Torontonian announced her first foray into fashion design last year in collaboration with 59-year old Montreal-based Le Château and her fans have been eagerly awaiting the reveal ever since.
The line is almost here, and it’s size inclusive — something Earle, who posts empowering Instagrams as part of her #mysizerox campaign, believes is long overdue. The three capsule collections designed by Earle run from sizes zero to 22.
Here’s what Earle wants you to know about the upcoming collection.
She’s ready for a mutual relationship with fashion.
“I cannot tell you what it’s like to spend your whole life loving fashion and having fashion not love you back.”
This may be her first time designing a collection, but it’s hardly the first time she’s considered it.
“Over the years I’ve been sketching and dreaming up clothes, even going as far as to purchase fabrics. I’ve gone to New York and done this whole imaginary process.”
The line won’t be for the faint of heart.
“These are clothes made for women who want the world to see them,” she says. “They have the confidence to go out in the world and wear bright colours, bold patterns, to wear something that stands out. You’re not going to be the quiet girl in the office.”
Roxy Earle x Le Château summer 2018 campaign Image by: Roxy Earle x Le Château
This type of clothing has been missing in the plus-size range – until now.
“You’ll see really beautiful separates and suiting. You’re going to see bold evening wear, and glamorous sparkles. It really all airs on a sophisticated jet-set kind of lifestyle – very in tune with my own. I really tried to design for myself, because that’s what people are responding to.“
She’s not cutting corners.
“From size 14 up, we’re changing the cut of these clothes so they are even more accommodating to various figures – and flattering.”
She’s excited that a mass-market consumer brand has taken a leap of faith.
“This is a Canadian company that is taking a leap forward in the retail space and in fashion, which is really courageous. It’s saying, ‘We believe that a woman should be able to shop in a store in this range.’ The demand is there, trust me.”