On September 6th, Lane Bryant, the plus sized clothing store, kicked off Fashion’s Night Out with America Top Model’s Jay Manuel and a host of other big names in the plus size industry. Located at 380 Fulton Mall in Brooklyn, the event featured music by DJ Tyger Lilly, an open bar, and appetizers for its general shoppers. Some of the guests included: Gwen Devoe (Founder of Full Figured Fashion Week), Ashley Graham (plus size model & cover girl for Lane Bryant), and Madeline Figero-Jones (Editor in Chief at Plus Model Magazine).
Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative, sponsored by Vogue magazineand the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The first event began in 2009 in New York City. Fashion’s Night Out began as a means to encourage consumers to shop and support the fashion industry during the tough economic climate. A lot of stores in the city feature in-store promotions and entertainment throughout the evening (6pm-11pm).
Lane Bryant has been offering plus-sized women clothing since the early 1900’s. The store was originally just a go-to for maternity clothing, but has evolved into the number one clothing getaway for the full figured women of today.