Ashley Graham is everywhere in 2012, from making history in February as the first plus-sized model to cover Sports Illustrates Swimsuit Issue to making out with Joe Jonas in a new music video for his band DNCE.
Now, Graham is out with a swimsuit collab with Swimsuitsforall, which introduces today for sizes 10 to 24. Graham and Swimsuitsforall have a long history in 2015, her Swimsuitsforall advertisement in Sports Illustrated ended up being the very first advertisement in the famous swimsuit mag to ever include a curved lady. But this is the first collection Graham's has in fact created for the brand, and we can certainly state that she leaned on her experience as an underwear designer to design this one.
The 11 suits in the Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall range are all about cutouts and zippers and even body jewelry. There's a $55 string swimwear designed for curves, a $138 neoprene one-piece with zippers, and a $76 one-piece with intense straps. Perhaps the most intriguing piece is the $398 (now on sale for $278) Intrigue Bikini that include built-in body chains laced with "over 520" Swarovski crystals.
These head-swiveling matches aren't the type of swimwear that are generally produced large sizes; like blog writer Gabi Gregg, who has likewise dealt with Swimsuitsforall, Graham wanted to move plus-size swimwear in a more fashion-forward direction.
" I want women of all sizes and shapes to seem like they can buy themselves something unique and luxurious. I desire it to be empowering. I'm not out to make the token palm tree suits we see everywhere," she informed Glamour.
If you're looking at some of the matches and thinking about goofy tan lines, Graham is way ahead of you. Graham.