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Ashley Nell Tipton    

Fashion Designer, First Plus-Sized Fashion Designer to Win on Project Runway

Ashley Nell Tipton's passion for fashion started at a very young age where she learned to sew on her grandmother’s sewing machine when she was just seven years old, and only continued to grow her talents from there. Tipton went on to attend Fashion Careers College where she got her AA in Fashion Design and Technology. Her senior collection at Fashion Careers College was highlighted in the annual Golden Hanger Fashion Awards. She has also showed her collection at New York’s Full Figured Fashion Week in 2012.

After entering and winning Project Runway in 2015, Tipton signed a contract with clothing retail giant JC Penny to design and be the face of their “plus-size” Boutique +

She has also designed Plus Sized patterns for Simplicity and her own jewelry line for K&M Accessories. Gifted in understanding the needs of the plus-size consumer Tipton released her first line of apparel and eyewear in November of 2017 and continues to work as a design consultant for other plus size establishments.

In 2018, Tipton was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Art and Style list.


Ashley Nell Tipton
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