Danielle Williams Eke, design director of plus-size e-tailer 11 Honoré, noticed a development the place workers have been craving individuality of their workwear choices. With corporations adopting hybrid in-office and at-home work fashions, the designer expects workers to proceed to hunt out wardrobes that replicate this newfound fluidity throughout the workforce. So, for 11 Honoré’s new workwear assortment for Nordstrom, Williams Eke wished the 15-piece line to replicate that skilled clothes is heading in a extra progressive, personality-filled path.
Williams Eke says 11 Honoré’s unique line with the division retailer caters to the workers who’re adjusting to newly versatile work environments — and who, on account of the flux, now have completely different views on what they wish to wear to work. “Some [employees] are back in the office whereas others stay working from house (or a hybrid of each). I wished to create a group that might work in any circumstance,” she explains.
The primary drop from the partnership between 11 Honoré and Nordstrom launched on Oct. 6 and accommodates 15 completely different workwear items (the second assortment will characteristic 14 objects and is slated for late October). As Williams Eke describes, the clothes included within the preliminary drop runs the gamut, from traditional suiting choices to versatile separates. You’ll discover a form-fitting cheetah print dress to put on on Zoom calls or, for those who’re not an animal print fan, you possibly can choose a tailor-made two-piece swimsuit in a impartial tan shade that’s rife with styling potential.
Williams Eke observes staff forgoing conventional, impersonal work uniforms in favor of extra distinctive, expressive outfits that cater to their private wants. In different phrases, persons are gravitating towards clothes that displays them as people, not simply as working professionals. “What’s essential about this developed gown code is that it offers workers the room to find out when and the way they gown,” she explains. “On a lightweight workday the place you spend most of your time at your desk, your look could be a bit extra informal. Whereas on days that you’ve essential conferences or displays you would possibly gown up a bit extra.”
It was essential for Williams Eke that 11 Honoré’s line for Nordstrom mirrored this want for versatility. “It is a assortment of items that, relying on how it’s styled, might be worn in the course of the busy work week and on the weekend. The items within the assortment can sustain with the distinctive life all of us have,” she explains. “Take the Chole Trouser, for instance, it may be worn with the Olivia Blazer for a contemporary suiting look in a extra conventional workplace atmosphere. However that very same pair of trousers might be paired with the (*11*) and a pair of sneakers for a straightforward weekend lunch look.”
As is typical with the inclusive e-tailer that caters towards plus-size people, sizes run from 12 to 24, and pricing is an reasonably priced vary of $128 to $248. You may store the primary drop now on nordstrom.com, and also you’ll discover a number of TZR-approved picks forward, too.
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