Danielle Brooks Just Added Fashion Designer To Her Resume

By Channing Hargrove

In a short time, Danielle Brooks has become an icon in the body positivity movement. She’s modeled for Lane Bryant, championed the cause on social media with her hashtag #voiceofthecurves, and she’s a spokesperson for Refinery29’s 67% Project, which focuses on representation of plus-sized women in mainstream media. Now she’s taking her message a step further with an exclusive clothing collection with Universal Standard, a direct to consumer brand that caters to women size 10 to 28.

The collection is part of the brands ongoing series that asks “If you could design three pieces that you always wished you had in your closet, but could never find, what would they be?”

In September, she shared the first of what her three dream looks with her 2.2 million followers on Instagram, writing “📣THE DAY HAS COME📣I’m designing @universalstandard ‘s new Tria Collection! Beyond excited about this collaboration with this amazing brand! You’ll soon be able to shop this look and a few others. Can’t wait to show you more. For now, stay tuned! If you don’t already follow them on IG – do!”

Brooks designed three items: an off-the-shoulder dress for $190, a pair of overalls for $120, and a poplin dress, that the Orange is the New Black actress says was inspired by Solange, which will retail for $110. According to the press release, the pieces reflect both the brand’s established downtown, yet classic, aesthetic, and Brooks’ strong personal style. “Universal Standard is a brand that should go in a category by itself, because they truly are one of a kind,” says Brooks. “What makes them unique is that they are pushing the 67% to be a part of the whole. Because of that, I am grateful to be partnering with Universal Standard, making classic, timeless pieces that every woman wants and should own.”

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