From model to de­signer

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MODEL and body ac­tivist Ash­ley Gra­ham has de­signed her own fash­ion col­lec­tion. Ti­tled Be­yond By Ash­ley Gra­ham, the cap­sule col­lec­tion fo­cuses on ev­ery­day dresses avail­able in sizes 4- 24.

“With her first ever dress col­lec­tion, de­signed ex­clu­sively for Dress­barn, Ash­ley con­tin­ues to em­power women with her mes­sage that all women should have ac­cess to well- made cloth­ing that makes them feel con­fi­dent and beau­ti­ful, no mat­ter their shape or size,” reads the brand's site. “At Dress­barn, her pow­er­ful mes­sage trans­lates to the power of the dress.”

The sum­mery col­lec­tion in­cludes a black lace scuba dress, a white and black colour­block dress and a knee- length flo­ral num­ber, as well as a fit and flare white light­weight V- neck dress.

“I've al­ways been a ‘ dress girl’ and re­ally wanted to cre­ate a line that was so­phis­ti­cated, sexy, and made women feel con­fi­dent," Gra­ham told Elle. com. It is the first cloth­ing col­lec­tion for the plus sized model, who has been de­sign­ing lin­gerie with Ad­di­tion Elle since 2013.

The pro­ject is the lat­est in a re­cent string of high- pro­file ca­reer moves for Gra­ham, who hit the head­lines in Fe­bru­ary as one of the stars of the Sports Il­lus­trated an­nual swim­suit is­sue. She took to In­sta­gram to an­nounce the news, say­ing “It's of­fi­cial - I'm a @ si_ swim­suit model!! This is a dream come true. Thank you to ev­ery­one who stood up for curves – our voices were heard and to­gether we can help me win Rookie of the Year.”

She also landed a role ear­lier this year as one of the stars of the Lane Bryant cam­paign This Body. – AFP Re­laxnews

Ash­ley Gra­ham at the

party in New York last month. She was one of the stars of its an­nual swim­suit is­sue. — AP

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