Contemporary Looks that Break the Rules
Trentacosta New York is all for contemporary looks that break the rules when it comes to shopping for sizes 10w to 24w. Immersed in the â€œold-school charm of the South and mixed with the brash modernity of Manhattan,â€ Trentacosta delivers a designerâ€™s approach, using a standard fit model, size 18W, to fashion their fits.
Perfecting the fit of todayâ€™s modern and contemporary plus size woman, Trentacosta endures at times, three to four fittings per garment to perfect the fit. Their perfection of fit does not stop there. Paying close attention to the arms and chest, they streamline the fit by â€œcutting a higher armhole, a sharper shoulder area, lots of darts and seams,â€ all to ensure the items â€œglide over a womanâ€™s curves.â€œ On top of the amazing fit, Trentacosta uses higher quality fabrics to give the fashion forward items impeccable shape, look, and feel
The designer, Darren Trentacosta delved into the underserved and oft ignored sector of plus size fashion while wearing his first hat as a fashion photographer. As he developed his portfolio and shot plus size women, he observed the industryâ€™s resistance to the plus size beauty. â€œThe girls were gorgeous, but they were being shot as though they were sex-less old maids!â€ It was from this experience that Darren sought out to â€œcelebrate the plus size woman and market to her in a way that is befitting a more fashion forward woman.â€
From fashion photography and stints with the now defunct Mode magazine, Darren transitioned to fashion design for the plus size woman realizing the saddening lack of fashion for plus size women. While there were options for the most basic of basics for the plus size woman, Darren Trentacosta recognized that the true fashion-forward pieces are few and far between. Darren questioned â€œWhere are the plus size versions of the items one sees in the monthly glossy magazines, on celebrities and models or, even more importantly, being worn by the plus size consumersâ€™ thinner girlfriends? Where does the plus size consumer find these fashions?â€
Here is a taste of Trentacosta’s Spring Collection:
With these questions and experiences, Darren Trentacosta embarks upon another very intense challenge: bringing designer fashion to the plus size market.
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