Monif C.

[INTERVIEW] Plus-Size Designer Monif C. on Confidence, and Summer-Musts

This designer's looks graced the curves of Jill Scott, Adele and she has dreams of working with Oprah! We caught up with one of favorite designers to chat her new swimwear collection, summer musts and what's next!

Geneva S. Thomas

by Geneva S. Thomas, June 13, 2012

Monif C.

Knit Dress- Sophisticated, yet sexy.

5.     "St. Lucia" Beaded Chiffon Cover Up-  Perfect lightweight swim cover-up or tunic to wear with jeans or shorts

EBONY: What are you stirring up for fall?

MC: For the fall, we are excited to continue our partnership with Nordstrom and It's really great to see the brand become even more accessible to women worldwide!

EBONY: Which celebrity would you most love to outfit in Monif C.?

MC: I've been blessed to dress most plus size celebrities from Jill Scott to Adele, but if I would say who's next, it would be Oprah

EBONY: What's next for Monif C.? Would you ever do a designer collaboration with a major retailer like Target or H&M? 

MC: Our new partnerships with Nordstrom and are really picking up steam so we are excited for those. Our swimsuit collection is even starting to outpace our dress collections and we were recently approached to do a capsule collection for a retailer, which would be fabulous. My dream is to do a designer collaboration with Target or H&M or any other major retailer for that matter. I think now is the time that plus size women represent over half of the American population. They deserve to have a major brand collaboration just for them and I know we are the company to do it!

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