NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection

View Gallery
28 Photos
NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

As a breast cancer survivor, Pamela usually incorporates pink into the PLY Apparel Collections

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

For this collection they used silks, Italian wools, neoprene, cotton canvas, felted wool, and double faced satins.

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

"The inspiration is just kind of focusing on those things they usually call flaws. So we’re making it look tighter, we’re showing the curves, we’re enhancing the curves, and we didn’t hold back at all." - Pamela Nanton

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

"We are using the color camel, our staple black and white, and of course pink." - Pamela Nanton

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel Fall 2016

Lamarr and Pamela Nanton

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection

The Nantons share a prayer with their team before the show. "We’re so excited about fall 2016, and we’re having our first runway show and it’s just been amazing. With us being in Philly, it’s been a challenge for sure. Just traveling and getting all this stuff here, we have the best team and the best group of people who are working with us and we just are so blessed." - Pamela Nanton

NYFW16: Pamela & Lamarr Nanton Make History With PLY Apparel’s Latest Collection
PLY Apparel 2

Pamela and Lamarr Nanton have a lot to celebrate after hosting their very first runway show during New York Fashion Week 2016. 

Not only did they showcase the Fall collection of their PLY Apparel line to a packed house last Friday, they also made history as the only brand on the official New York Fashion Week calendar to feature plus size designs.  With this collection their goal was to celebrate full figured women in a more daring way.

“The inspiration is just kind of focusing on those things they usually call flaws,” said Pamela. “We were inspired by Diana Vreelands concept about enhancing what society may call a flaw, so we did lace crop tops to show the stomach that may not be so flat, and sleeveless items to show a not so toned bicep.”

Pamela and Lamarr, a Philadelphia based husband-wife team are the Founders of the high end plus size brand.  PLY, an acronym for Pamela, Lamarr, and ‘You,’ offers pieces ranging from $200 to $2000.

Before the show, we used our backstage pass to get a look at the beauty process.  Check out photos below. (Click through the gallery above for our coverage of the show).

PLY Apparel 34

PLY Apparel 33

PLY Apparel 38

For makeup, the Nantons chose looks on separate ends of the spectrum.

“I think what they were trying to create was as blank a canvas as possible, to really showcase the pieces,” said the event’s makeup artist, Cristina Romeo of Polaris Cosmetics.  The other half of the models wore vamp lip colors.  “Some have lashes, some don’t,” Romeo added.

PLY Apparel 35

PLY Apparel 39

The direction for hair was also varied. “We actually went really fun,” said Lead Stylist Aubrey Loots, of Augment and Studio DNA, a Tokyo and LA based team. “There are 12 models. Some of them are going to have their hair up, and some of them are going to have their hair down. We have a hint of a 70s Farrah Faucet for the models who are going to have their hair down. And just a beautiful classic soft chignon for the girls who’re going to have their hair up. A nice variety.”

PLY Apparel 36

PLY Apparel 40

PLY Apparel 42

PLY Apparel 41
Aubrey Loots and PLY Founder Pamela Nanton

Click through the gallery above to see the collection on the runway and backstage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abi Ishola
Abi Ishola

Editor-in-Chief

Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 

Stay connected for a daily dose of beauty beyond categories.

FOLLOW US ON

SEE HOW WE BEGAN!