As most plus size women will know, our shopping options have increased tenfold over the last few years. From fast fashion to luxury high end brands, the options are becoming better by the month, and it looks like it won’t be long before plus size women won’t need to lament over missing out on cute things that are only available in smaller sizes.
One slightly more luxury brand that are becoming increasingly more popular are Carmakoma.
Heidie and Angelica believe that fashion and beauty can not be defined or stigmatized with a size label in the neck!
Therefore they always work with a focus on the clothes should fit the body – not vice versa. They want to give every woman the opportunity to challenge the possibilities of existence without compromising their own beliefs.
They have an uncompromising focus on quality, creativity and the perfect fit.
“We are committed to each collection is a celebration of diversity and femininity.”
It is not only Heidie and Angelica burning passion for fashion that has given success. Together, they have an eye to conduct business and spot the needs and desires of clothes to fashion loving women. They spotted a group of curvy women who previously have been overlooked by other plus size suppliers and the remaining fashion industry – strong, independent curvy women who wants clothes they can identify with – clothes where personal identity comes into play – clothes that just did not exist before Carmakoma.
”Through Carmakoma.com we can follow our customers’ constant development, which is essential for our own development. The knowledge we have about our customers carmakoma.com, we can use in our design studio, which is Carmakoma laboratory. Here we are experimenting with creativity and design and new trends created – which we again communicate to our customers.“
THE CARMAKOMA IDENTITY IS SET
Heidie and Angelica have a clear vision of their designs: The objective is to design clothes that give women the added luxury of everyday life – to create clothes that make a difference to the individual, regardless of size, whether it’s for everyday, party or work.
Carmakoma recognizable signature revealed by the many nice details, and the endless possibilities of styling for any occasion.
The style is a mix of rock’chick glam with feminine sweetness and a sharp eye for sexy cuts and effects created with a focus on perfect fit as needed, temperament, attitude and size.
“Everything indicates that the change in the woman’s selfimage and self-confidence is here to stay. The demand for luxury designs with attitude, also for plus sizes is still upward, and we see a market that just grows every day.“ ”
I was given the chance to try some denim items from the brand, and as I’m not hugely into jeans Rikke and I decided that the fabulous Kilki pencil skirt in a size S (44/46) was probably the best item for me.
I teamed the skirt with the gorgeous glittery Bull bodystocking, also size Small, and some subtle pattern clashing with the Calca blazes in XS (42).
This look is one that I used to rock many years ago when denim skirts were all the rage, and this grown up sophisticated version of the suits the me that is almost all grown up! The bodysuit with the zip at the cleavage helps add that little bit of sass, and the jacket is the perfect Spring blazer.
I am 5’7 with a long torso, and the bodysuit in a Small (UK18-20) is great fit on me, although it doesn’t nip in at my waist as much as I would like. However, I would only really pair it under high or cinched waist items, and that would help give me that silhouette that I love. I think that the suit on it’s own could work well on photoshoots as well.
Ideally the skirt would work better for me with a much tighter waist and slightly more length as I am not a huge fan on my knees being on show, but that’s just me being picky! The black panels help show off my shape, and the subtle pattern gives it a little something extra rather than in simply being a plain skirt.
I really love the jacket. It fits well, doesn’t crease too easily and zips up over my boobs! – although I prefer it open. The pattern makes it feel like a slightly ‘older’, and I can see it being super versatile in my wardrobe during the lead up to the Summer.
Are you a Carmakoma fan?