Betsey Johnson unveils plus-size collection for Dia&Co

Betsey Johnson has teamed with Dia&Co on a plus-size capsule collection.The designer, who opened her first boutique in 1969, is known for her feminine and whimsical garments, as well as for doing cartwheels at her fashion shows. For her latest project,…

Betsey Johnson has teamed with Dia&Co on a plus-size capsule collection.

The designer, who opened her first boutique in 1969, is known for her feminine and whimsical garments, as well as for doing cartwheels at her fashion shows.

For her latest project, Johnson has worked with executives at Dia&Co, the U.S. personal styling service aimed specifically at curvy women.

“The inspiration is classic! I loved partnering with Dia&Co because they ‘get you,'” the 76-year-old said. “They want their pieces to feel really good… it’s all about the feel. Every woman should feel fabulous whatever size they are. I love to design for women of all sizes because they are beautiful, and they always will be.”

The debut line is made up of five dresses featuring iconic prints from Johnson’s archive. Highlights include a dark blue number with yellow rose pattern, and a blue dress covered in pink and red lip motifs. There is also a monochromatic polka dot minidress, a red floral ensemble with a deep-V neckline, and a black dress with a cute cherry print.

All pieces are available in U.S. sizes 14-24 (U.K. 18 – 28) and are priced under $100 (£77).

Nadia Boujarwah, co-founder and chief executive officer of Dia&Co, added that she was thrilled with the end result.

“At their core, Dia&Co and Betsey have a shared vision – creating a space for women to be unapologetically colourful and bold, where everyone can express themselves through style,” she shared. “We are so excited to partner with Betsey on this collection and bring her trademark style to our community.”

The news comes shortly after Johnson, a breast cancer survivor, underwent open heart surgery. Earlier this month, the designer confirmed the operation was a success and she is “recovering wonderfully”.

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