When you think of independent plus size designers creating perfection in the plus size fashion, Ashley Nell Tipton is a standout amongst the plus size community. Synonymous with California Dreamin, fabrics that move and sheer indie plus size goodness. This Project Runway Cycle 14 winner is doing plus size her way, we are here for all of it! That is why is give us the greatest of pleasures to announce, coming to the TCFStyle Expo for the first time, Ashley Nell Tipton!!!
Join us in a conversation with Ashley about Self-Acceptance and Her Journey. Sunday, August 12th at 1 pm on the TCFStyle Main Stage.
Meet Ashley Nell Tipton
Ashley Nell Tipton was born in sunny, beautiful San Diego, CA in 1991. She has three siblings and a large extended family. Family and living the California lifestyle were crucial elements in her upbringing. Her passion for fashion started at a very young age where she earned to sew on her grandmother’s sewing machine when she was just seven years old, and only continued to grow her talents from there.
Tipton went on to attend Fashion Careers College where she got her AA in Fashion Design and Technology. Her senior collection at Fashion Careers College was highlighted in the annual Golden Hanger Fashion Awards. She ’s also showed her collection at New York’s Full Figured Fashion Week in 2012. After entering and winning Project Runway in 2015, Ashley signed a contract with clothing retail giant JC Penny to design and be the face of their “plus-size” Boutique +. She has also developed Plus Sized patterns for Simplicity and created a jewelry line for K&M Accessories. Gifted in understanding the needs of the plus-size consumer Ashley released her first line of eyewear in November of 2017 to work design consultant plus size establishments.
In more recent news, Tipton released the perfect California girl collection for Spring/Summer 2018 under her titled label Ashley Nell Tipton. We covered the entire collection on The Curvy Fashionista.