Reality fad contender Project Runway crowned the win of its 14 th season, but shes the first of her genu. On Thursday night, Ashley Nell Tipton became the first plus-size designer from Project Runway to reveal at Fashion Weekand she won the whole damn thing.
“Just being on this show is unbelievable, ” Tipton, 24, told the New York Times back in August. “And then, I have to look on the other side and see that now I’m the only plus-size designer. This is crazy, like to the degree where I could see history right now.
And after the displays finale, it was confirmed that she genuinely has stirred history.
It was certainly a deviation from the sample sizes customarily considered strutting down the runwayand, to be frank, on the programme. ” Project Runway has long had a problem with opponents who bitch and murmur about the so-called ‘real person’ objections in which they’re asking him to design for women larger than a sample sizegenerally, they act like they’ve been asked to thrust themselves in the heart with their own pinking shears, “ Cosmopolitan wrote after evidencing Tiptons collection at New York Fashion Week back in early September. Cosmo announced it “refreshing” to understood a designer who alone designs for the so-called “real” woman. Apparently the judges felt the same way.
Tipton’s collection was inspired by her patrimony and specifically by 1950 s Mexico City, she said. Floral headdresses and vibrant textiles were as eye-catching as Tipton’s signature lavender hair.
The judges weren’t the only ones who found Tipton’s collection remarkable. Plus-size women and body-positive activists across the Internet are celebrating this runway( instead, Runway ) milestone with emotional Instagram and Twitter posts.
One Instagram user, lunarpuppy, wrote the following 😛 TAGEND
I recollect when PR firstly “re coming out”, I was a little teenage, but I loved it. Watching beings shop for fabric and problem solve on dress anatomies was astounding. I took style construction directions when I was 16/17 and they actually forced not only my desire of unique way but my affection of SCULPTURE and creation. To encounter someone killing it in the plus width realm on PR, independently among all the other players is a really special thing for me personally. I would wear every single occasion. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU .
Instagram user piratetothenah wrote 😛 TAGEND
The moment @ashley_nell_tiptonwins #ProjectRunwayseason 14, and you’ve never felt so proud to be a big daughter in your life. No one deserved it more. She’s a true-life muse. Congrats to this beautiful feeling, I can’t wait to wear her clothes in the near future. Large-scale girlfriends represent !
Tipton already has a devotee in celebrity-stylist-turned-reality-star-and-fashion-commentator Rachel Zoe. On her Lifetime Show Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe she said of Tipton, “I imagine she’s going to have a really big future.” It is worth noting that Project Runway also airs on Lifetime, but still high praise from the respected( and very thin) Zoe.
Before her winning was announced, Tipton told Buzzfeed, ” Im trying to made plus-size on the map. We can be fashion-forward.”
But genuinely, Tipton knew she’d has become a winner since day one.
Photo via Ashley Nell Tipton/ Instagram