A Plus-Size Designer for Plus-Size Women

Alva Claire in Tamara Malas. Photo courtesy of Tamara Malas via "Fashionista"

Fashionista featured SAIC alum Tamara Malas (BFA 2012) in its list of “13 New Plus Size and Size Inclusive Brands That Launched in 2018.” Malas, who received the Cornelia Steckl Fashion Fellowship for her senior collection at SAIC, went on to spend time in London working for the fashion closet of Dazed and Confused magazine, then as an assistant designer for a luxury brand in New York. This experience prompted her to reinvigorate the current plus-size clothing market in what Fashionista calls, “witty, irreverent designs unlike anything else,” for fashion that Malas believes can, “create what you want to see in the world.”