Gwendolyn DeVoe, creator and executive producer of Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek), celebrated the return of the annual event to New York City last week. Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom returned as the sponsor for the 2017 edition, which ran from June 11 through June 17.
FFFWeek continues to be a plus industry must-attend event as it continually expands by adding diverse events as well as new and emerging brands to be showcased. This year, DeVoe debuted a big and tall fashion showcase presented by MVP Collections, a menswear collection founded by Mo Vaughn, the former three-time MLB All-Star and MVP. The event, which took place on June 15 at 404 Event Space, was the first time that a men’s fashion show was featured during Full Figured Fashion Week.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to have partnered up with FFFweek and continue to support the plus-size community,” said Diane Bennett of MVP Collections. “We feel there is a need and demand for big & tall on-trend clothing options. Our products are made in the USA with premium, high-quality fabrics and we strive to be the premier destination for the big & tall guy.”
MVP Collections might have launched eight months ago, but they already circulated a lot of attention this past year.
Maurice Samuel “Mo” Vaughn is the creator of this new image for men of all sizes that the fashion industry seemed to forget about. Mo is a former Major League Baseball first basemen whom he along with his team is helping change lives and bring confidence amongst this spectrum of the “All-American Man.”
MVP Collections is all about lifestyle and streetwear with all their pieces made in the USA, the quality of the collection is easily hands down one of the best you’ll get in this era of brands based off fast-fashion.
We don’t see a lot of American made brands that keep up with the latest trends such as the in demand “motto” jeans and the curved hem t-shirts. This season you will see a lot of color-blocking, a pair of white deconstructed jeans (perfect for an outing to the Hamptons this summer), vintage washed t-shirts and fully lined blazers. There is even a best-seller logo tee of a bulldog, which is in reference to Mo Vaughn’s very own bulldog. This collection shares a personal experience with the founders and customers.
When I got the news that Mo’ Vaughn started a clothing line catered to plus males/brawn/big and tall men, I was absolutely excited. Mo Vaughn had a standout career in MLB. Here we have a man of size who is an established athlete and a champion. It’s only fitting that men of size are equated with this level of excellence. I felt honored to collaborate, especially because it shatters stereotypes that men of size aren’t gifted athletically.
You have to love the pickup of interest in Big & Tall Men’s fashions. As the plus size fashion industry grows, so do the options for everyone! And today’s spotlight is a great one to add to the list. Meet MVP Collections by Mo Vaughn Productions- a plus size male clothing line inspired by the personal fashion challenges of former three-time MLB All-Star and 1995 MVP, Mo Vaughn and business partner Diane Cutuli. MVP Collections is for the Big & Tall, plus size guy looking for on-trend clothing options.
MVP Collections specializes in lifestyle looks that carry the big guy from day to night effortlessly. Inspired from his personal shopping experiences, Vaughn created a collection for men like him, which include some pretty fly options for the big guy.