Lena Dunham Launches Plus-Size Fashion Line With 11 Honoré
The capsule collection of five pieces drops Tuesday, April 6.
After making her runway debut last year for 16Arlington, multihyphenate Lena Dunham is bringing her talents to a plus-size fashion range with 11 Honoré. Dunham, featured in V’s Chanel Book, aims to eradicate negative perceptions about plus-size women.
“This collaboration with @11honore was about wanting to cultivate a space where the question of whether a plus body will be embraced by the clothes is a non-issue, and the clothes are not demanding that a plus woman hide,” said Dunham in an Instagram post.
Dunham also spoke about her experience in the public eye as she fluctuated between sizes. Even when she lost weight because of illness or sadness, she was praised for fitting the beauty standard of a smaller body. “To have that treated as some kind of fashion statement was heartbreaking, but to find a way to express my gratitude to the plus women who have inspired me to feel at home in my curvy complex body is such a gift,” she said.
Each garment in the five-piece collection is named after places near SoHo, where Dunham grew up. The collection will include items such as a navy pinstripe skirt suit, a geometric floral dress, a ribbed mock-neck tank, and a shirt, priced between $98 and $298. No stranger to size inclusivity, 11 Honoré will offer the pieces in sizes 12 to 26.
“Right now the only thing I’m doing is speaking about my own experience,” Lena said in an interview with the New York Times. “So this clothing line is a direct response to my experience.”
Get ready to shop the collection here when it drops Tuesday, April 6.