On Friday, September 10th Renee Cafaro Atelier held their first runway show during NYFW. Founder and designer made fashion history by being the first exclusively plus-size designer to have her collection show during NYFW.
As part of the Spring/Summer 2022 shows, Renee Cafaro Atelier released a collection of plus-sized couture that looks to encourage inclusion in the world of fashion. The debut of the latest line of plus-sized wear was unveiled in New York Fashion Week on Fifth last September 10, 2021, on 608 Fifth Avenue.
Renee Cafaro Atelier is a design house that focuses mainly on plus sizes, looking to be a premier option for luxury wear for curvy women ethically made locally in NYC. 67% of women make up the multi-billion dollar plus size fashion industry, a sector that has been underserved for a while, mainly amongst more luxury-based selections. Her unmistakable passion for fashion and inclusion comes alive in the latest collection that looks to sweep the plus-size industry by storm and penetrate into culture, music, and lifestyle as a whole. Cafaro is also the US editor and in-house expert for the international plus-size publication, SLiNK, where she shares her insights on how to bring confidence to women of the plus category.
During NYFW on Fifth, Cafaro released the Millennium collection, which captures the zeitgeist of the 90s era that pays homage to pop cultures of old while also looking forward to the future of tailoring. The collection also shows Renee’s deep understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of women’s fashion and culminates nearly a decade of experience in plus-size fashion.
The presentation event Friday night was attended by hundreds of prominent leaders in the body positivity realm as well as Olympian Dalilah Muhammad, socialite Susan Gutfreund and music celebrities like Canadian pop star Locklyn, 98 Degrees boy band member Jeff Timmons and fashion/music Icon Casey Spooner. Renee Cafaro was introduced by curve supermodel Emme who also walked in the show. Curve model Khrystyana of Playboy and America’s Next Top Model fame also donned Cafaro’s fashions.