Directly after presenting her eponymous line at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas last week, former 'Project Runway' contestant Kenley Collins revealed that it is the plus size market that has shown the most interest in her range. "There were five plus-size buyers that really liked my stuff. So I have them on my mailing list and I'm sending them line sheets and following up with them and seeing what happens. I feel like it's a great market and I'd rather do that than wedding dresses."
Although the newbie designer isn't sure on whether a plus size range will go ahead, one thing is for sure - she definitely won't be heading back into the bridal market. Requests for custom bridal gowns poured in for the designer after creating a wedding dress for one of the 'Project Runway' challenges. "I did it for a year and it was good money, and now I'm broke. And I'm tempted to be in hell again and make another wedding dress," adding that she would never consider going back into it.
It's not just the plus size market that has shown an interest in Collins' work, however. "Kelly Rowland's stylist contacted me to pull some samples — just for anything, for events, for the VMAs,", however Kenley turned the opportunity down, claiming that she needed her samples, and that it felt as though it would be a betrayal of 'The Fashion Show' on Kelly's behalf. Only time will tell what the fiesty ex-jailbird will do.