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New York Fashion Week always brings about refreshing surprises that makes fashion worth celebrating. This upcoming fashion week, PLY Apparel, a new plus size fashion house, catering to women sizes 14 to 24 is coming full force; presenting their very first line for a pre-New York Fashion Week line viewing.

PLY is for the woman who loves high quality fashion and who has difficulty in finding anything of its caliber to fit. Delivering, a structured elegance without compromise, PLY is high fashion with an immeasurable sense of wear-ability.


The duo behind PLY, Pamela and Lamarr Nanton, are a married couple with an extensive background in technical design, having at least 20 years design experience between them. Having worked for such fashion houses and brands like Armani, Manuel, and JC Penney to name a few, the pair first met in Philadelphia while working for the same design house. It wasn’t until the two left the city of brotherly love and relocated to New York City on separate journeys, that they began dating. One thing led to another- and well first came love, then came marriage, and now they’re both pushing the style carriage with the latest in plus size fashion.

Sharing a common interest in design Pamela a native of Dallas, Texas and Lamarr a native of St. Croix,  have created a luxurious fashion line, complete with quality classic pieces that has the amazing capabilities of transcending across age barriers. Enabling a look to be just as trendy on a 21 year old, as it can be on a 35 year old; effortlessly. The only other designer who has been able to achieve this remarkable feat is Anna Scholz.


PLY Apparel recently unleashed its first campaign with Plus Model Christina Mendez. The collection is impeccably cohesive and stays true to the black and ivory color scheme. With structured blazers, capes, color blocking, and high quality seasonal wool, PLY is giving a particular quality in fashion for plus size women, that is often unseen. Pieces start at $600 but the quality is worth every dime. Portions from each piece goes toward cancer research.


Last Friday, I met with designers Pamela and Lamarr for dinner at Putnam’s Pub and Cooker  in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, New York. We sat and talked about everything and nothing as it pertained to plus size fashion, but the conversation that resonated most was the lack of emphasis on quality fashion for plus size women. There was once a time when fashion for plus size women was embarrassingly frumpy. If women didn’t look like a they were wearing a potato sack, they certainly looked as if they were rocking the latest curtain. These days, there is equality in trendy looks. However, there is a shortage of quality fashion. With quality being the best fabric, cut, and fit. PLY has all of these elements. After dinner, we headed back to the design cave where all the magic happens. There, I got the opportunity to get an exclusive up and personal look at PLY’s first collection.

Peep the video below.

On Tuesday, February 4th from 5pm to 8pm PLY Apparel will be holding its first line viewing. The event will be held at the Empire Hotel located 44 W63rd Street in NYC. Please submit your R.S.V.P. to

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Fashion journalist and plus-size designer advocate.
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  1. Garnerstyle

    January 31, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Ill be in town,but not until the 8th…wish I could view the line.

  2. Renee Williams

    February 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    I just checked out yr website & video and yr fashions are vey tastefully done. Great job. God Bless!!

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