In the Johannes Vogt Gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, I had a chance to attend the PLY FW16 runway and see what everyone’s been talking about.

Launched in 2013, PLY Apparel has quickly become synonymous with creating high end ready-to-wear collections. Headed by creative couple Pamela and Lamarr Nanton, the boutique brand caters to the curvaceous woman, who seeks quality construction and impeccable fit in sizes 8-22 with extended sizes available.

In addition to empowering and inspiring curvy and full figured women, PLY has a secondary mission—it is in the fight against breast cancer. Recently, Pamela celebrated 10 years of being cancer free. She has often stated that fashion helped her live through cancer and Nanton pays it forward by having the fashion line help others survive. Each season, the creative couple donates a portion of the proceeds from the collection to continue the fight.

I applaud PLY Apparel for their support of breast cancer but also because it is designed for today’s woman – curvy, full-figured and real. It was refreshing to see a line that women across the country could wear and feel beautiful in without having to worry about their weight. The PLY woman is simply beautiful.

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