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IF YOU LOVE PLAY­FUL FEM­I­NIN­ITY: Tanya Tay­lor Toronto na­tive Tanya Tay­lor has be­come one of New York Fash­ion Week’s hottest tick­ets thanks to her unique flow­ery prints and easy ap­proach to la­dy­like dress­ing. In 2017, Tay­lor be­gan to ex­pand her size range to go up to 22. Now the de­signer pro­duces about 10 styles in an ex­panded range, but that’s only the be­gin­ning be­cause, Tay­lor stresses, “we ab­so­lutely be­lieve that two friends who are dif­fer­ent sizes should be able to shop to­gether.” IF YOU LOVE THOUGHT­FUL GLAM­OUR: Tome “We let our wo­man in­form the clothes we make, not the other way around,” says Ra­mon Martin, one-half of the NYC de­sign duo be­hind Tome. The el­e­vated la­bel (whose sizes run from 0 to 22) is known for asym­met­ri­cal lay­ers and its bold use of colour and print. In­clu­siv­ity is at the core of the brand, which is ev­i­dent in its “Por­trait of Women” project, an on­go­ing photo series that spot­lights in­spir­ing women from all back­grounds. IF YOU HATE BOWS: And

Com­fort Ac­cord­ing to San Fran­cisco-based And Com­fort’s Karine Hsu, plus-size fash­ion hasn’t al­ways catered to min­i­mal­ists. “There’s a lot of stuff with ruf­fles and flo­rals that’s made of polyester,” says the CEO. So when Hsu set out to launch her own brand, she turned to In­sta­gram to ask her fu­ture cus­tomers what they wanted (prac­ti­cal apron dresses, ver­sa­tile out­er­wear) and put the em­pha­sis on qual­ity fab­rics like or­ganic cot­ton and cash­mere. This grass­roots ap­proach didn’t end there: Even the brand’s fit mod­els were crowd­sourced from In­sta­gram. ®

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