Rebel Wilson is collaborating with Torrid on a new fashion range
'Even when I'm playing someone named Fat Amy, I'm all about confidence and attitude,' Rebel Wilson once said. And so we're beyond pleased that the Bridesmaid star and all round comedy hero is bringing that sass to the world of fashion as well as film.
That's right, Rebel has announced plans to launch her own range of plus-size clothing, in collaboration with American clothing line Torrid.
And the Pitch Perfect actress took to Twitter to reveal the news in classic Rebel style. 'Yep, I'm bringing out a clothing line in November!' she wrote, adding #RebelforTorrid & if you're too skinny for it you can buy the bag.' LOVE HER.
So far, it's only the metallic gold shoulder bag that we've had a glimpse at, and there's no word yet on what the rest of the collection might comprise of. But if it is at all influenced by Rebel's eclectic sense of style, which of course it will be, then we could be in for pretty much anything.
'I’ve had a ‘torrid’ affair with buying clothes all my life. I’ve never really felt like there’s a brand out there in the plus size world that is creating cool stuff, that fits well and is good quality yet affordable', Rebel said in a statement. 'It’s really only been in the last few years that I’ve seen companies try, so it was awesome to team with Torrid, who I think are doing such a great job in making plus size fashion relevant and dope. I’ve been loving designing the clothes for my capsule collection. I’ve been putting my unique style and personal loves into the clothing and literally can’t wait for the collection to launch!'
Given that the Bridesmaid star is as happy wearing a demure pencil skirt and blouse as she is leather look leggings, beaded bra top and a giant pair of angel's wings, we think there'll be something for most tastes in Rebel's range. And we're hoping we might see some of the 90s-inspired sportswear we've seen the star wear on the red carpet, too.
But whatever it is Rebel brings to the table, it's undoubtedly a positive step for the 'plus-size' fashion industry, as well as for the representation of body ideals in the media in general.
So, basically, go Rebel!