Fashion Designer of the Month for September 2020
Ashley Nell Tipton is a 29-year-old Californian who grew up with a passion for fashion initially learning a thing or two from her grandma and a sewing machine. Later in her life, Tipton attended Fashion Careers College and her senior collection was even highlighted in the annual Golden Hanger Fashion Awards. Her collection was also shown at the 2012 New York Full Figured Fashion Week. After her victory in the 2015 season of Project Runway, Tipton signed a contract with JC Penny and is now the face of their plus-size boutique. She has designed many other lines and truly understands and continues to appeal to the needs of plus-size customers. Recently, she released a line of masks that are not only girly and trendy but supporting the need to stay safe during these unprecedented times.
I believe that Ashley Tipton is a perfect fit for our September 2020 Fashion Designer because of how far she has come and how hard she has worked. She had a passion for fashion since the beginning of her life and followed her dreams to get better and create apparel, eyewear, and other fashion accessories most specifically for plus-size women. A lot of the time in fashion, plus-size people are not considered when creating apparel and accessories making it difficult for those who are plus-size, to find as wide of a variety of options as those who are considered not plus size.