Lena Dunham is launching a plus-size fashion collection

Amy de Klerk
·2-min read
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Lena Dunham is making moves in the fashion industry, launching a five-piece capsule collection with plus-size designer retailer 11 Honoré. The actress and writer is the first celebrity partner for the brand and hopes to try and help break down some of the barriers that plus-size women still face in the fashion industry, particularly in retail.

Speaking to The New York Times, Dunham said that she wants to stop the false perceptions and unnecessary judgement around women who are plus-size.

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"There’s so much judgment around bigger bodies and I think one of those judgments is that bigger women are stupider," she said. "They eat too much and don’t know how to stop. Thin women must be discerning and able to use their willpower. Bigger women must be limited in their understanding of the world, and they keep doing things that are bad for them."

"[I want to ] send the message that being curvy is something to celebrate, not simply handle – it’s not a problem to fix or cover up, but rather a really beautiful celebration of having a lot to give," she added. "It took me a long time, but I love the fact that my body tells a story of vastness, of ample-ness, of presence. And it’s mine and I’m not going to spend a lifetime apologising for it – I’m going to celebrate it in clothing that says: 'Here I am.'"

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The collection is made up of a printed dress, a yellow shirt, a tank top, a skirt and a blazer, all of which are named after places in SoHo, the area of Manhattan where Dunham grew up, and range from about £70 to £250.

View, and shop, the entire 11 Honoré x Lena Dunham collection here.

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