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To Brand Developers: Educational Researcher Seeking Plus Size Design/Patternmaking/Sizing Expertise

 

Plus size clothing is such a large target market in this country yet very few people in academics have researched apparel specifically for plus sizes.  Only a handful of colleges/universities offer classes for designing, patterning and manufacturing apparel for plus sizes and these usually are under enrolled.Why is there such a disconnect?  I would like to try and close this gap in knowledge by writing an article pertaining to designing for the plus size (female) target market aimed at academicians.

Specifically, I would appreciate it if I could interview you to learn more about the industry.  Some of the questions I currently have include:

  • What do you feel are the key issues regarding design of plus sized apparel?
  • Do you take into account for the different body shapes of the plus size consumer? If so, how is this accomplished?
  • Did you develop your own sizing and what is a typical size break / grade?
  • Are there certain styles that you feel look better on your target market? Are there some styles you don’t think look good? Why do you think these styles are more/less successful?
  • What do you feel are some future trends for plus size clothing?

I am very flexible on dates/times if someone would be so kind as to agree to speak to me. Our conversation can be as confidential as you feel comfortable with – I can either give credit to you by mentioning your name/company next to all the information I use or I can keep you out of the spotlight so that no information can be traced back to you. Or it can be a combination of these as you  see fit for your business needs.

I would like to get this article written by mid-August so drop me an email by the end of July so that we can communicate: booradlm@buffalostate.edu

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