Like so many plus-size designers, Gia Sinatra grew up by no means having the ability to discover items that match nicely and matched her particular person type preferences. “I’ve been plus-size my entire life and have all the time had a love for vogue,” the Los Angeles–primarily based mannequin tells Who What Put on. “Nevertheless it has been a battle for me to seek out garments that I need to put on in my dimension.” Those self same points solely compounded when she determined to pursue a profession in plus-size modeling, the place she seen straight away that she wasn’t the one one making an attempt and failing to seek out garments that labored for her physique. Annoyed, she determined to do what so many in vogue have but to try, not to mention reach: make clothes—stylish, trend-forward, and well-fitting clothes particularly—for plus-size ladies. And thus, Gia/IRL was born.
Briefly, Gia/IRL is the whole lot that Sinatra has been trying to find since she was a child. It is the entire garments that she’s all the time wished to put on however might by no means discover. “[That is] why I named the model Gia in actual life,” she says. “[It’s all] issues that I might put on IRL.” Since she works within the business surrounded by equally annoyed fashions in addition to the entire latest tendencies, she is aware of precisely what prospects need to put on. “All the identical choices as straight-size ladies,” says Sinatra. “Horny, stylish, and classy items.”
For her first assortment, the designer centered closely on match, high quality, and value, along with her essential aim being to make purchasing inclusive from each angle. All eight items included within the debut drop can be found in sizes 12 to 26, or XL to 4X, and priced beneath $160. However Sinatra is not stopping there. “We’re already increasing to a 5X (28) for one in every of our clothes coming in [the second] drop, and I wish to hold increasing sizes as we develop,” she explains. “All of us should have a tremendous purchasing expertise the place we really feel particular.”
Beneath, study extra about Sinatra’s just-launched model, from the primary drop’s Italian inspiration to the strategies she and her manufacturing crew used to make sure that every bit can be an ideal match for its new proprietor. And hold scrolling to buy the very first Gia/IRL drop.