Designer Grace Insogna is a senior fashion design student at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and she's already making waves online. The designer, who is the brains behind the inclusive knitwear brand D I S G R A C E, was the first student to feature a plus-size model on the university's runway for its The Future of Fashion show.
She tells us: "I wanted to do something that was really bright and colorful because not only is that my personal style but, also, I feel like there are so many limited options for plus-size people, and to have something so fun and outrageous is pretty uncommon. I feel like people should be able to wear what they want and not be judged for it. We can't necessarily control how other people view us or what they say about us, but we can definitely change our internal narrative and shift it to one that's more compassionate."
Get to know more about Insogna and her designs.
Producer: Maura Gaughan
Camera: Dani Okon
Editor: Charlotte Prager