Celebrating size inclusivity, actress, writer and producer Lena Dunham has teamed up with American fashion label 11 Honoré for an exclusive Springtime collection. Drawing inspiration from the star’s playful approach to fashion fused with the effortless style of 80s silhouettes, the five-piece capsule collection offers a range of stylish pieces celebrating size inclusivity, body diversity and promoting authentic definitions of beauty.
Dunham’s collection with the fashion house aims to expand the range of accessible options available to the plus-size community whilst empowering women to feel comfortable, confident and stylish in their clothes without the need to hide their bodies. The collaboration expresses the actress’ gratitude to plus-size women who have inspired her to feel at home in her body.
Crafted with personality and chic power dressing in mind, the limited-edition collection features a white tank top, lemon relaxed fit shirt, pinstripe scallop hem blazer and skirt two-piece and an asymmetric hem dress. The collection pays attention to the finer details in shape, size and fabric, radiating a modern vintage feel through pinstripe fabrics and scallop hemming whilst also channelling Dunham’s cheeky playful aesthetic.
The star took to Instagram at the launch of her capsule collection to open up to her followers, explaining “I’ve always been a fluctuator, but it wasn’t until I got into my thirties and had a hysterectomy that I started to really settle into my adult body and- spoiler alert- she wasn’t a size 4. But once I was firmly in my plus-sized body, I started to look around at the fashion landscape and realized that the perceptions of bigger bodies- that we want to dress like grandmas, rockabilly chicks or club divas- are whack as hell. In truth, there are as many variations of plus-sized girls as there are straight-sized girls. We want what you want, and we want it how you want it. My goal with these looks for 11 Honoré was that they would have the energy of the artist women I grew up around in downtown New York, free thinkers who leaned into masculine suiting but also loved to play with feminine shapes, who made their way from the studio to the flower market on 14th street to pick up their kids, then out to the Public Theater and need to layer and function. But those vintage-inspired looks tend to exist in slim cuts for waifs, and I don’t want any plus woman to wonder if she’ll fit into these clothes. I know that I for one never want to pray as I pull up a pair of jeans again- what a useless thing to pray about”
Not only does the capsule collection celebrate diversity and inclusivity, but it also holds sentimental value for the actress. The abstract floral print of the asymmetric hemmed Madderlake dress was designed by the actress’ father Carroll Dunham, whilst her mother also named the pieces within the collection, drawing inspiration from their favourite places in New York City.
Lena Dunham’s collaborative collection is offered in sizes ranging from 12-26 equivalent to a UK 16-30, with prices ranging from $98 to $268.