Rebel Wilson is the latest celebrity to dip her toe info fashion designing. The actress has announced plans to launch a plus-size clothing line in collaboration with Torrid, due out in November. The holiday collection is Wilson’s chance to contribute to the scant amount of stylish clothing options for plus-size women.
“I’ve never really felt like there’s a brand out there in the plus size world that is creating cool stuff, that fits well and is good quality yet affordable,” Wilson said in a press release. “It’s really only been in the last few years that I’ve seen companies try. So it was awesome to team with Torrid, who I think are doing such a great job in making plus size fashion relevant and dope.” The collection will consist of about 25 pieces, including a gold duffel bag with the word “Rebel” emblazoned across the side – something, as Wilson noted on Twitter, for the skinny girls to rock.
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) May 12, 2015
Rebel has been vocal about promoting a positive body image for young women. At the MTV Movie Awards last month, she discussed the pedestal thin women are put on in our society. “I think sometimes girls look at Victoria’s Secret models and think that they have to model themselves after that, but I really don’t think that’s the best,” she said. “Even though they are called ‘models,’ they’re not the best people to model yourself after.”
Wilson’s collaboration with Torrid will continue for a Spring 2016 collection.