We’re introducing a groundbreaking new collection: ‘Cut for Evans’. Cut for Evans is our young designers’ initiative, bringing fresh talent and fashion design with no size limitation to the High Street. Alice Farrow (Bournemouth University) and Rebecca Partington (Kingston University) will see their designs launched online and in-store early next year.
Judged by a panel made up of our in-house design and buying teams, Louise Court – editor of Cosmopolitan, Kat Byrne – fashion editor of Closer, and Remi Ray – blogger and founder of Plus Size Fashion Weekend, Alice’s contemporary and bold print designs wowed the panel, whilst Rebecca’s fun and unique knitwear collection is predicted to be a High Street Hit.
Evans’ Design Manager, Rebecca vann Reicher, says: ‘The industry is very rigid in how they approach body shape and we wanted to not only help change this mindset, but also show that not everything has to be showcased on a size 8 frame.’
Visit the Cut for Evans page to see all the latest news.
This year, the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out event hit the stylish streets of Manchester. A proud celebration of British fashion, offering discounts, fun events and more, we also joined the ranks and set up our Curvy Street Style photobooth at our Manchester Arndale store.
We were so excited to snap some of our gorgeous customers and bloggers in-store. Don’t forget to head over to share and download your photos from the night here!
Alongside taking photos and scribbling thoughts on our Evans board, we also gave our customers lucky gift cards, helped them get ready for the October frost and the party season, and shared our expert shape advice.
Did you come along to our Vogue Fashion’s Night Out event?
Stay tuned for our next Curvy Street Style event!
View the feature to share and download your photos here.
It’s been a busy few weekends for us at Evans HQ. Last weekend saw us sponsor Plus North again (blog post coming soon!) and this week sees London Fashion Week and the Oxford Street Fashion Showcase take centre stage.
You’re cordially invited to our Curvy Street Style event, hosted exclusively in our Marble Arch flagship store on Oxford Street.
Where: Evans Marble Arch, 529-533 Oxford Street
When: Saturday 14th September, 12-6pm (or on Twitter and Instagram at @evansclothing #curvystreetstyle)
An amazing street style photographer will be in our window helping customers strike a pose and snap their perfect profile picture. You’ll be able to download or share your picture to show your own take on curvy street style.
But that’s not all… our shape advisors will also be on hand to offer one-on-one style advice and we’ll be giving away lucky giftcards to everyone who takes part in Curvy Street Style. Simply take your gift card to the till or online to see how much you’ve won!
See you there ladies!
As part of our autumn/winter prep, we wanted to give you the chance to chat to some of the team who can help you with your style dilemmas.
Whether you’re struggling a little with working out which trends could be perfect for you, or want a hand with building that much coveted capsule wardrobe, or maybe you need to refresh that workwear wardrobe – this afternoon, you’ll be able to chat to our Head of Design over on the Evans Facebook page.
Rebecca Vann Reicher is our Design Manager with plenty of shape and style expertise. Get your questions ready and join us on Facebook at 2pm!
Back in May, we visited the bright lights of New York City to get involved in Full Figured Fashion Week. (See our photo diary here.) We shopped, we met customers, we chatted fashion with plus size bloggers and even showcased our AW13 collection. But more importantly, we got to spend a day with the beautiful Kaela Humphries, who’s the face of Evans.
Watch our video with Kaela below to steal her style and beauty tips:
Last week we made the annual trip to the bright lights of New York City to celebrate Full Figured Fashion Week, the most exciting date in our diaries over at Evans HQ.
A week long festivity that combines industry work with mingling and chatting to our US shoppers and bloggers, we had an amazing week meeting some of the stylish, inspiring and downright stunning plus size ladies from across the pond.
From meeting Kaela Humphries, the newest face of Evans, to showcasing our AW13 collection, a sunset cruise with a white dress code to the Curves for A Cure runway show (pink themed!) in aid of breast cancer awareness, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at one of the best celebrations of plus size fashion.
Visit our FFFWeek page to see more.
Inspired by Prada and Schiaparelli exhibition in trendy New York, for our fourth collection together, London based design duo Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro have evolved the Clements Ribeiro Swan for Evans name with a quirky, fun statement in playful prints and vibrant colours.
Even more exciting: for the first time, we enlisted the help of five of the most stylish and influential personalities in the plus size blogosphere to showcase the stunning collection on differing shapes – just as you all mentioned in our Style Dilemma chats – and to provide powerful inspiration, whilst giving a statement of the relevance of plus size fashion.
We posted a teaser on our Facebook page last week, as well as our exclusive ‘Meet the Bloggers’ video, and it’s finally time to launch the collection.
See what our bloggers have to say about the collection, and more important – welcome to the fun and fashionable world of Clements Ribeiro Swan SS13 Holiday…
“Sometimes a woman just wants to get dressed up (for no reason) and instantly feel amazing at the same time. Sassy and classy in one collection? Yes ma’am!” – Marie Denee
“I chose the kiss shirt dress as it incorporated my love for high street fashion trends as well as being funky and bold.” – Callie Thorpe
“I chose to model the gorgeous swimming costume. It was very me as it was a gorgeous blue colour, it showed a hint of cleavage and it made me feel very elegant and classy.” – Georgina Horne
“The monochrome zebra print is fabulously kitsch and fun. Perfect for creating a bold look in my wardrobe this season.” – Nicolette Mason
“I picked the lobster because I’m obsessed with irreverent fun and bizarre kitsch. It’s hard to find patterns that are as fun as I want them to be!” – Bethany Rutter
Shop Clements Ribeiro Swan SS13 Holiday now.
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After a few weeks of hard work, we’re very excited to be able to share the launch of our brand new Evans ‘Style Your Shape, Shape Your Style’ feature. With a dedicated video for each of the four main body shapes, it has never been easier to learn how to dress for your shape.
Our Head of Buying, Lowri, talks through every shape, taking away the guesswork when it comes to colour, cuts and styles. Check out the videos here and below and don’t forget to let us know what you think!
If you’re not sure of your body shape, don’t forget to check out our Shape Calculator, and update your details on our website to receive tailormade shape advice in your email inbox.
With London Fashion Week and Plus Size Fashion Weekend hot on our heels, we thought we’d turn our hand to sharing what we’re wearing this season at Evans HQ. Styling trends from monochrome to colourblock, contrast panels and sheer textures, see what our ladies recommend from the spring/summer collection:
Carina says: This outfit is perfect for those weeks between winter and spring. I love the stylish grey and black colour combination, while the multicolour knit and contrast coat adds extra interest by mixing lots of great textures. The electric blue court shoes finish the look and add a fresh burst of colour.
Nimet says: I love the way my sheer leopard print shirt looks with my biker jacket and these high waisted jeans give me a lovely silhouette. A pop of colour is a must for spring so I’d add these coloured courts and match some bright orange lipstick to finish my look.
To see more of the team and their wardrobe picks, as well as to shop their looks and see the full feature, click here.
With just two weeks to go until our exciting jewellery collaboration with London based designer, Alex Monroe, we thought we’d give you a preview of what’s to come at Evans with the new Alouette collection.
Alouette draws upon a dedication and love for nature, whilst paying homage to the glamour of the 1950’s that we all know and love at Evans HQ. The collection features natural forms and organic patterns inspired by the works of English textile designer, William Morris.
We chatted exclusively to Alex Monroe to grab an insight into his work, the collection and hear more about his designs.
Hi Alex. Tell our ladies a little bit about yourself and ‘Alex Monroe’ jewellery.
Ah, well. I’m 6 foot 4, 24 years old, and very handsome. I wish. Actually I’ve been making jewellery for 25 years now so I’m no spring chicken any more. It’s the only thing I know how to do. I have three lovely daughters and am married to Denise. I design and make every original piece of jewellery. I design at least two new collections each year which we sell at the London, Paris, New York and Tokyo fashion shows. It sounds glamorous but it’s blooming hard work. I love the time I get in the workshop best. That’s what I am; a jewellery maker.
When did you realise your love and talent for jewellery design and creation?
Oh, that’s nice to assume I have some. Sometimes I’m not so sure. I suppose it’s a progressive thing. I love making things, making anything, not just jewellery. And I think I’m continuously honing my skills so I’m not there yet. That’s probably what keeps it fascinating, always striving to do things a little better, always hoping for those elusive highs.
How does an Alex Monroe design come about, from start to finish?
Cor blimey! How long do you have? Here’s a condensed version:
Is there a story behind any of the Alex Monroe pieces from the main/Evans collection?
Everything has a story behind it. For the Evans collection we looked back a generation or two at the fuller figure, but we didn’t want to reference the unattainable glamour of Hollywood. We imagined a child watching her mother getting ready for a party in the 60’s or early 70’s. That intimate personal glamour. The smell of her perfume and carefully fastening earrings or a necklace. Some of the inspiration comes from William Morris imagery too. Furling curling leaves. I think we’ve retained that nostalgic sense of voluptuous glamour.
Finally, what’s next at Alex Monroe?
Oh my days. Lots. We’ve started the year running exhibitions in Paris, New York and Tokyo. I’m writing a book. New collections. Lots and lots. It makes me tired just thinking about it. But it’s all fun so I’ve a lot to look forward to.
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