Plus-size fast-fashion chain Fashion to Figure tapped body-positivity advocate and influencer Nadia Aboulhosn for a new capsule translating runway-inspired footwear silhouettes into extended sizing.
Dubbed Nadia x FTF, the collaboration features women’s footwear ranging from block heels to full-on, lace-up thigh-high boots, including a variety of accessories to tie it all together. Eighteen pieces in total, the Nadia x FTF capsule relies on materials and trend-right prints like snakeskin, zebra and faux-crocodile.
“We admire Nadia’s design philosophy and approach to creating footwear and accessories for trendsetters who embrace their unique style,” Nick Kaplan, president and co-founder of Fashion to Figure, said in a statement. “This collection amplifies what FTF has always done best—which is bring fashion-forward style to a category that’s not readily available. This time it’s wide-width boots and tomorrow it will be another category, but as always, we’re staying true to our brand DNA—giving equal importance to fit and fashion.”
The Nadia x FTF collection tackles thigh-high boots in a way that Aboulhosn (who is often referred to as just “Nadia”) said is atypical for wide-width footwear.
“I’m so excited for this collection with FTF,” she explained. “Thigh-high boots have been a huge staple for me, but it hasn’t always been easy to find ones that are sexy and fit thick legs.”
More and more, brands have begun to pay attention to extended sizing when putting together their collections. Studies have shown that plus-size shoppers, at least in the U.S., spend less than their peers when it comes to apparel and could represent a valuable cohort if activated with the right product. Coresight Research in conjunction with Prosper Insights and Analytics found that the 31 million women in the United States who regularly purchase apparel in extended sizing spend about 82.8 cents for every dollar spent by their straight-size peers.
FTF will bring its “signature wide-width fit” to the footwear items in sizes 7W to 12W.
Ranging between $10.95 for the cheapest accessories and up to $129 for the “Can’t Tell Me Nothin” snakeskin thigh-high boots, Nadia x FTF is priced to be inclusive, as well.
“In designing this capsule, it was my mission to create the styles that are seen on the runways but aren’t offered in plus sizes,” Nadia said. “Fashion to Figure truly cares about redefining what fashion means to our community—and this collection is a void we’re both passionate about filling.”
The collection officially launched Thursday, available exclusively on FTF’s website.