Rodarte teams with Universal Standard on capsule collection

Rodarte has partnered with Universal Standard on a limited-edition capsule line.California-based sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who are known for their signature romantic yet edgy aesthetic, are no strangers to collaboration, having worked with brand…

Rodarte has partnered with Universal Standard on a limited-edition capsule line.

California-based sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who are known for their signature romantic yet edgy aesthetic, are no strangers to collaboration, having worked with brands such as Gap, Target, and Coach in the past.

Now, the duo has teamed with the designers at inclusive fashion label Universal Standard on a ready-to-wear collection, with pieces available in U.S. sizes 00-40.

“We are excited to partner with Universal Standard to create this amazing collection. We are passionate about working with women that inspire us creatively and we love every style in this collection,” said Kate in a statement, while Laura added: “We have been fans of Universal Standard from the beginning. It’s been a dream to bring our designs to life and to collaborate with the team on this capsule. We are so excited to see how the pieces will be styled and experienced by all the amazing women that wear them.”

The range includes a jumpsuit, a dress with frill detail on the hem, and top with dramatic neck detailing.

Pieces are available in a colour palette of black, white, red, and rose, with Polina Veksler, Universal Standard co-founder and chief executive officer, pleased with the way the garments bridge the gap between high fashion and elevated essentials.

“We believe size should be an irrelevant consideration for women when making fashion choices,” she shared. “Through this collaboration we are taking a step toward giving more women access to designer clothing and we are thrilled to be further expanding our mission by collaborating with a high fashion brand.”

The Rodarte x Universal Standard collection retails for $150-$240 (£115-£184) and is available to buy from Universal Standard’s website and at the company’s New York boutique.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop unveils size-inclusive fashion collaboration

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is partnering with Universal Standard on a size-inclusive collection.Since launching the lifestyle brand in 2008, the Iron Man actress has expanded the company to include beauty, fashion, fragrance and wellness lines. Now, Gwyne…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is partnering with Universal Standard on a size-inclusive collection.

Since launching the lifestyle brand in 2008, the Iron Man actress has expanded the company to include beauty, fashion, fragrance and wellness lines.

Now, Gwyneth has announced that she has teamed with designers at Universal Standard, the popular plus-size label founded by Polina Veksler and Alexandra Waldman in 2015, on a capsule range.

“At Goop, I always say internally something that we try to do is eliminate shame by talking about things, whether it’s sexual health or stress or post-natal depression. I want Goop to be a place where women who are feeling marginalised in any way can come and find content and product,” she said in an interview with Business of Fashion in regards to her latest venture. “This is an area where we haven’t been great and I believe inclusivity is really important.”

A preview of the Goop x Universal Standard collection shows the line includes a classic black tuxedo with satin lapels and several black dresses with pleated skirts. A jumpsuit and coat will be available to buy too, with the pieces available in sizes 00 to 40 – an offering that far exceeds the most common sizes stocked in boutiques – U.S. sizes 0 to 14 (U.K. 2 to 16).

Regarding the concept, Alexandra explained that working with Gwyneth and Goop seemed like a natural step.

“Goop has been a real disruptor by allowing women to really look at the whole idea of wellness in a new light, without any boundaries,” she shared. “That fits perfectly with what we’re trying to do with clothing.”

In February, Gwyneth pledged her support for Universal Standard when she joined a group of entrepreneurs who invested $7 million (£5 million) into the company.

Goop x Universal Standard goes on sale in stores and online on Tuesday (27Nov18).

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