NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fashion to Figure, one of the first fashion retailers catering to the plus-size market, today announced that it will be partnering with award winning actress and singer Danielle Brooks as the Brand Ambassador. Throughout the season, Danielle will be featured in Fashion to Figure’s Holiday marketing which will celebrate real women, self-expression, body positivity, and inclusivity as part of the brand’s #InclusionRevolution campaign. In addition, Fashion to Figure also announced the official relaunch of its standalone eCommerce site at fashiontofigure.com.
“Style is what allows women the freedom to express how they feel. FTF brings all the style, making accessible a multitude of trendy, quality pieces for women. What makes me most excited to be a part of the brand’s relaunch is that they have taken their passion for the plus community and have revamped their mission all together, starting with the #InclusionRevolution campaign,” stated Danielle. In addition, Danielle and the Fashion to Figure team have collaborated with an all plus-size crew for the ad shoot, including photographer, stylist, hair and make-up, to further amplify the community’s celebration of real women in front of and behind the camera.
Nick Kaplan, co-founder of Fashion to Figure and great-grandson of plus-size innovator Lena Bryant, stated: “as a member of the first family of full-size fashion, I am extremely proud to celebrate the relaunch of our eCommerce site with Danielle as our Brand Ambassador. She represents the future of our brand and what we stand for – a movement, a celebration of women with full-size curves and their communities.”
Launching on October 11, the campaign spans mobile, social, in-store, and digital with all featured styles curated by Danielle and the Fashion to Figure team. “I am excited to work with a brand that’s known for inclusivity, diversity, and that caters to women who want the latest trends at great value,” added Danielle. “I can’t wait to show everyone the new Fashion to Figure.”
Fashion to Figure is part of New York & Company’s (NYSE:NWY) multibrand portfolio. The Company recently held its first-ever Investor Day where management outlined the vision to be the premier incubator of lifestyle brands by leveraging the Company’s expertise in celebrity, design, customer, ecommerce, operations, real estate, and inventory optimization to identify accretive brand and profit opportunities. In addition, the Company discussed its rebranding and name change to RTW Retailwinds. Commenting on the announcement, Greg Scott, Chief Executive Officer stated: “We are at a defining moment in our corporate reinvention, with a proven track record for developing celebrity and sub-brand collections that resonate with our consumers. Fashion to Figure’s collaboration with Danielle Brooks reflects the team’s ability to leverage our competitive assets of speed, fashion, value and community as critical points of differentiation while also amplifying the brand’s awareness and emotional connection through celebrity partnerships.”
About New York & Company
New York & Company, Inc. is an omni-channel women’s fashion retailer providing curated lifestyle solutions that are versatile, on-trend, and stylish at a great value. The specialty retailer, first incorporated in 1918, has grown to now operate 425 retail and outlet locations in 36 states while also growing a substantial eCommerce business. The Company’s branded merchandise, including collaborations with Eva Mendes, Gabrielle Union and Kate Hudson, is sold exclusively at these locations and online at www.nyandcompany.com. Additionally, certain product, press releases and SEC filing information concerning the Company are available at the Company's website: www.nyandcompany.com.
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