I am OBSESSED with the latest collection to come to navabi, designed by UK plus size blogger Bethany Rutter aka Arched Eyebrow. Named Arched Eyebrow x navabi, it is a celebration of bright colours and on trend statement detailing including paper bag waists, bows and ruffles.
“I wanted to keep things firmly in the category of ‘simple statement’ – things you could wear every day, but which would still spark interest from the people you meet,” comments Bethany. “The bright shades are meant to be worn together with no fear of clashing or conventional wisdom around colours, but they’re also easy to pair with neutrals if you want to keep things low-key.”
The ten piece collection includes a cobalt blue duster, apple green paper waisted trousers, fuchsia pink jacket, bow blouse and A-line midi skirt, bright red dress and trousers, pink gingham blouse with ruffle shoulder detailing, peacock blue top with gathered sleeves and green shirt dress with a bow tie at the waist.
Describing her vision for how to wear the collection, Bethany says: “This beautiful cobalt duster coat isn’t so heavy that you have to save it for deepest winter, and is easy to throw on to give an outfit a pop of colour. I love wearing it with the green trousers because I’m a colour-rebel and I think blue and green should always be seen. As for the gingham shirt – I love pink, I love gingham and I love a ruffle detail. Utterly feminine, fresh and pretty, this was my one concession to print in this otherwise colour blocked collection. I always wear my shirts buttoned up to the neck for a smart, slightly boyish look, and this shirt would be no different. The flounces on the shoulders give it the little twist I need from my clothes.”Bethany started blogging as Arched Eyebrow six years ago and has established herself as one of today’s most influential plus size voices. She has written for Dazed, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph and appeared on BBC News and Sky News. Her debut novel appears next year. She also works with navabi on social media.
navabi carries the world’s biggest selection of plus size brands and styles and is committed to ensuring that plus size women enjoy the same fashion choices as other women and can use fashion as a form of empowerment and expression. The collaboration is a reflection of this ethos and more collections with influencers will follow this year. As Bethany says: “Although we have more choice than ever in the world of plus size fashion, there are still some pieces I’ve always dreamed of wearing that I’ve never had access to in my size. Putting those pieces into my own wardrobe was the logic behind this collection, and hopefully those pieces will speak to you too.”
The Bethany Rutter x navabi collection is available now in sizes 14 to 28. Prices run from £39.99 to £129.99.