This Plus Size Designer Stole The Show At New York Fashion Week

I’ve been going to New York Fashion Week since 2009. I can count on one hand how many times there was an actual plus size designer show during fashion week. This year I attended the Oxford Fashion Studio show which featured 10 designers. Plus size designer Rene Tyler was the only designer who featured a full fledged plus size collection. In addition, all her models were plus size. Rene Tyler is a Las Vegas based size inclusive designer who has designed pieces for celebrities and everyday women who want to embrace their curves.

This year was my first time attending the Oxford Fashion Studio show. I didn’t know they were featuring 10 designers and I certainly didn’t expect to see a plus size designer show. So when the first plus size model came sashaying from backstage down the runway I jumped up with the quickness and almost hit someone in the head.
Model: Laura Lee

The Rene Tyler Collection At New York Fashion Week

You would have thought I was a parent at a school play screaming for their kid when one plus size model after the other strutted down the runway. These models weren’t your typical size 10/12 plus size models. They were larger models and worked those pieces with pride. Rene Tyler’s collection “Noir Et Blanc” was inspired by Parisian style, elegance, and inclusivity.
Model: Michaela Duerson

The looks were glamorous and sexy. One of my favorite pieces was a houndstooth belted dress over a matching pair of wide leg pants. Then there was a ruffle black sheer pant set. Other wow worthy looks was a sparkly thigh high split dress with exaggerated sleeves.
Model: LeAnne J. Mangano

The fashion crowd went wild when plus size model Liris Cross ended the show in a jaw dropping black and white printed gown with feathers on the shoulder. Rene’s collection was definitely one for the books. Its very rare to have a show at fashion week that features larger models and an entire collection of plus size clothing. Especially clothing that everyday plus size women can fit and would want to wear. This is the show everyone should be talking about.
Model: Liris Crosse

Plus size designer Rene Tyler has dressed celebrities like Laverne Cox, Mary Lambert, and Marsha Ambrosius. Her pieces start at a size 12 and goes up to a 6X.
Designer: Rene Tyler & Her Son

You can shop her online boutique at
Model: Veronika Pomee

Shop Stylish Curves Picks below. Just click on the photo

no products

All photos courtesy of Oxford Fashion Studio & Imaxtree


  1. Pamela Gibbs
    February 9, 2020 / 10:40 am

    Absolutely fabulous style. Beautiful work for beautiful shapes women. I’m in love with your style!!

  2. Leslie Cooper Aka Beautifull
    February 9, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    I love her wear very stylistically fashionable love how you stuck to the black and white colors in many ways. Wish I was there to model for you.

  3. Shaune Edwards
    February 9, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    Loved the outfits! Stylish and the models wear them well. I would like to see outfits that would complement those with more of an apple shape as these models are clearly hour glass shape which is not the situation with many plus size women. But I think I can wear one or two but most definitely they would be too long!!! 5’2

    • Lisa
      February 11, 2020 / 11:15 am

      I was thinking some thing. Need some looks for the apple shaped. The show was Amazing. Great looks. Congrats.

  4. Brenda Stacy
    February 9, 2020 / 2:02 pm

    Love all your designs hope to 1 day own 1 .continue success. Peace love n prosperity

  5. LaRhonda
    February 9, 2020 / 2:32 pm

    Plus size princess on the rise. Where can I find the designs?

  6. DEBBIE Brady
    February 9, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    Were can you buy the plus size clothes plz.

  7. Marteekah
    February 9, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    I loved this collection and was pleased to see plus size women that look like me on the runway.

  8. Aretha McNeil
    February 9, 2020 / 5:59 pm

    I love your beautiful work.. l would love to walk in your runway and model some of your beautiful clothes.

  9. Yvette
    February 9, 2020 / 6:54 pm

    I am a plus size woman these dresses are gorgeous the models look amazing

  10. René Wright
    February 9, 2020 / 6:57 pm

    Oh , René I am plus sized. I love it all ❤️

  11. February 9, 2020 / 8:40 pm

    I love the dresses as a plus size woman I struggle to find stylish and glamorous pieces. Love what your doing

  12. February 9, 2020 / 8:40 pm

    I love the dresses as a plus size woman I struggle to find stylish and glamorous pieces. Love what your doing

  13. Lavern Evans
    February 9, 2020 / 8:45 pm

    Love it shows true fuller women

  14. Erica Gardner
    February 9, 2020 / 10:50 pm

    Absolutely love it❤

  15. Norma Nixon
    February 10, 2020 / 7:46 am

    Highly Not Recommended! Had A 300 lb Niece Who Lost Her Life To Obesity @ 38 Years Old In 2002! #missherdearly

    • Tamar
      June 4, 2020 / 10:35 am

      So just because you lost a niece, fat people globally should walk around naked instead of having designers cater clothing to them….

  16. Carol
    February 10, 2020 / 8:40 am

    Amazing and about time!

  17. Vanetria Mann
    February 10, 2020 / 4:46 pm

    I love everything about you clothes and most definitely love that you Encourage the size women to model and show off the curves!! I am
    Starting my own Boutique for plus size women in my area! I would love to be in your fashion show!!

    • Deanna
      February 11, 2020 / 10:16 pm

      What’s your area

  18. February 10, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    Plus size, has come a long way, but to see actual plus size women on the runway is fabulous

  19. February 10, 2020 / 7:30 pm

    I would love to see one of these shows, because I’M a plus size women and I loved all these designes.

  20. Gina
    February 11, 2020 / 4:17 am

    It’s so about time but I do agree with a fellow comment about apple shaped woman. It will never happen. Also, these Roman are ALL like 6 ft. They’re not fooling anyone.

  21. Juanita McClendon
    February 11, 2020 / 9:04 am

    I am a plus size woman and would love to model for her. How can I contact you.

  22. Anne
    February 12, 2020 / 4:27 am

    These design is so stunning! That black sequin gown is so gorgeous~

  23. Nubian_puerto_rrrrican
    February 14, 2020 / 7:31 am

    I really do enjoy your blog…informative & fun

  24. TOYA
    February 19, 2020 / 11:04 am

    I love that there are plus size designers representing at fashion week but as far as the actual fashions go I would have to give a solid MEH…. I wish to see more fashion forward designs ‍♀️

  25. Abreshusa
    July 2, 2020 / 10:25 pm

    Congradulations on your accomplishments and giving those ladies the opportunity I would like to model for you I’m a plus size woman can you give me info on how to contact you this is my dream please help in the name of jesus always be comfortable in your on skin.

  26. Abreshua
    July 8, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    May god continue to bless you on your journey in the name of jesus.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *