A rather exciting development in the studio. We recently had Sixteen47 send in their clothing for their first shoot.
Sixteen47 is the clothing line that has been developed for plus sized women by Helen Teague and Dawn French. The two of them met in the early 1990’s when, Dawn in search of good clothes wandered into Helen’s shop and loved what she found.
It was about a year later when Helen approached Dawn with a proposal to launch a clothing range together. It being something that Dawn had been thinking about for some time, it seemed that the pieces just fell into place.
They sent in a number of their newest collection into the Studio for a Weshoot session last week, bringing along their own mannequin. It was a new challenge to shoot this extended size range, however, the quality of the fabric, make and actual design meant that capturing the best from these fabulous garments was nowhere nearly as daunting a task as we first imagined it to be.
The clothes themselves have lovely designs, and as such clothes are designed with plus sized women in mind, the fit is flattering rather than it simply being a large copy made for smaller women.
For those who need and want stylish and interesting clothes that fit and work for both their personal and work life, this extended size range, know how demoralising it can be to clothes shop even online. The results are simple great clothes.
Sixteen47 is at 69 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 (0171 483 0733). French & Teague is also available in Evans outlets
Find out more, and check out their clothing range here