We’ve loved Ashley Graham ever since her Sports Illustrated debut in 2015. She fronted the SwimsuitForAll #CurvesinBikinis campaign and ever since then, she’s set the wheels of change in motion.
Fast track to 2016 and you’ll find her on the cover of Sports Illustrated, walking the runway at Paris Fashion Week and pretty much killing the whole modelling thing.
Point is, this woman is breaking boundaries. And we like where she’s heading.
Following the success of the SwimsuitForAll x SI campaign last year, Ashley is back on the swimwear scene with her own collection.
Her aim? To redefine the meaning of plus-size swimwear and of course, what it looks like. She says basically, no more ‘token palm tree suits’.
So she’s brought us an 11-piece swimwear collection, all inspired by James Bond. And no, not the Bond girls. Although, if you check out the pieces, you can imagine how wearing one would make you feel like a total sex kitten.
Ashley says she wants women to feel like Mr Bond himself. “I really believe when you put on these swimsuits you feel like you can take over the world and you are a badass.”
Each style is sexy, yet tasteful. There are low-waist string bikinis, super-strappy cut-out monokinis, plunging lace-up fronts. There’s even a black two-piece with Swarovski crystal body chains. How many crystals exactly? 521.
The suit names are super cheeky with titles like Espionage, Secret Agent Siren suit and the Spy suit. How could you not feel risqué?
The collection ranges from $79 to $398 USD. Sizes are available from 10 to 24.
[Images via WWD]