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Ashley Graham designs swimwear for ‘curvy’ women

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Ashley Graham created her own swimwear line because she couldn’t find “sexy” and “supportive” bikinis in her size.

The 31-year-old model has insisted that she chose to design her own ranges of inclusive swimwear and lingerie — named Swimsuits For All and Addition Elle respectively — because “nobody wanted to make them” for her “curvy” body.

“There’s still is such a lack of diversity on the runway and the luxury market,” she told Vogue Australia.

“I didn’t have sexy, supportive lingerie that I could find for my size. And same goes with bikinis. I wanted little tiny string bikinis and nobody wanted to make them for my curvy-ass body, so I did it!

“I think what it does is it opens up the eyes to designers also and says ‘Oh wow, if she’s making these clothes, lingerie, and swim and they’re selling out, then what does that mean?’ Well it means that the curve industry is a multibillion-dollar industry and that more people should get involved.”

Graham insisted that she “appreciates” high-end designers who create pieces for women of all shapes and sizes and feels honoured to be part of a movement that advocates celebrating curves.



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