According to Zack, this collaboration is part of a larger project she’s working on, that involves partnering with different independent designers to help them extend their sizes. As a longtime fan of Sood’s designs — which she says are “beautiful, colorful, and look fabulous on [her] curves” — Abacaxi was at the top of her list of brands to work with. “Emma approached me about doing an exclusive run of extended sizing — from XL to 5X — with some of my designs for Berriez, and I loved the idea because I was in the process of figuring out how to extend our size range beyond XL, or 14 to 16, at the same time,” Sood tells Refinery29. “It seemed too perfect for our two brands to meet!”

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