ELOQUII, the ultimate fashion destination for sizes 14-28, is bringing new options, and new sizes to customers. The brand has just announced a collaboration with The Cultivate Award’s inaugural winner, designer Melissa Mercedes. The collection will be the brand’s first designer apparel collection to offer sizes 30 and 32.
Mercedes, a self-taught emerging designer from Los Angeles, with a passion for creating a more inclusive fashion world, has designed for notable names, including Laverne Cox, Lauren Ash, and Nina Parker. She also gained notoriety for the dress she designed to wear to the 2016 Latin Grammys, after being unable to find adequate plus-size offerings, a dress which ended up on the cover of People en Español worn by acclaimed singer and actress, Chiquis Rivera.
Later, she went on to win the first edition of The Cultivate Award, an initiative that supports and nurtures the next generation of BIPOC emerging designers in the plus-size fashion community,
The collection will feature sixteen pieces, ranging from $59 to $149, and is set to be the ultimate assortment from day to night party dressing.
“When I was designing this collection with ELOQUII, it was important to create something that would make customers feel empowered and confident as they move throughout the world,” Mercedes said. “I put a lot of my own personality into this collaboration, drawing from inspiration my own mother has given me with our hero print. Each piece of clothing from this collection has a versatility of textures and prints that can move from brunch to a night out. It was a dream come true to be able to work with ELOQUII on bringing this collection to life.”
The Melissa Mercedes x ELOQUII collection is available for purchase exclusively at ELOQUII.com/MelissaMercedes.