Johnathan Kayne for Sydney's Closet
Shopping for plus size designer evening gowns for you to wear to a formal event can create a challenge for even the most seasoned fashionista. But don’t panic if you have a very special black-tie... Read More
Shopping for plus size designer evening gowns for you to wear to a formal event can create a challenge for even the most seasoned fashionista. But don’t panic if you have a very special black-tie affair on your social calendar in 2022.
Discover Johnathan Kayne's Plus Size Dresses Collection for Sydney’s Closet, a sexy, seduction, sophisticated collection of designer evening wear created exclusively for women like you with real curves. Styles that are nothing short of sassy and sensational for your red-carpet night!
Every design in the collection is available in plus sizes 14 to 24 based on Sydney’s Closet size chart that gives your curves a fit proven and perfected to flatter full-figured women.
- An alluring arctic blue ball gown with rhinestone trim, style JK2008
- A dazzling emerald and black ombre sequin mermaid gown, JK2010
- An eye-catching black jersey off-the-shoulder jumpsuit, style JK2014
- A romantic, and oh-so comfy, red rose print wrap dress, JK2015
Kayne, famous for his celebrity clients and pageant winners, wanted to capture a new customer that had neither worn evening dresses designed by himself and had never worn a gown from Sydney’s Closet.
“That’s why we created a broad range of looks styled for women with different fashion tastes with a timeless elegant look,” said Kayne.
The Sydney's Closet and Jonathan Kayne plus size dresses collection debuts for the 2022 social season and is available starting January at upscale bridal salons, fine dress shops and trendy boutiques nationwide. Find a store near you!
Meet the Designing Duo
With this pioneering collaboration, Kayne teamed up with Phyllis Brasch Librach, the designer at Sydney’s Closet. Librach has more than a decade of experience creating Prom, Wedding and Evening gowns exclusively for curvy teens and women who wear plus sizes 14 to 40.
Librach and Kayne bring more than three decades of experience designing and selling special occasion dresses to teens and women, That rich experience gives them exceptional insight and knowledge into dressing a curvy customer for once-in-a lifetime events like Prom, weddings, military balls, black tie affairs, family celebrations, formal dances, Hollywood award shows and cruises.
“Every woman dreams of what to wear for her red-carpet moment,” says Librach. “Kayne and I understand elegance is more than just a fashionable look. It’s an attitude.”
You may ask yourself what’s a designer of plus-size Prom, Wedding and Evening gowns doing teaming up with a Project Runway designer creating custom dresses for big name celebrities like Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire and national pageant winners?
Simple: the duo is making bold unexpected moves and essentially disrupting, in a very positive fashion sense, what women with curves can – and can’t - wear to formal and semi-formal events.
Their collection has elevated the options for plus size evening wear to new heights of glamour, drama and magic. And still manages to keep that all-important stronghold on a fit that flatters a fuller figure.
“I just adore seeing the change when a woman puts on a formal evening gown that exquisitely frames and flatter her curves,’’ says Kayne. “In a split second, she is standing taller, moving with greater grace and smiling with the confidence of knowing she looks glamorous.”
Kayne and Librach wanted to create an evening wear collection in plus size that women found meaningful, inspiring and beautiful. Then they curated the collection for a plus-size customer with exquisite taste who wanted to be seduced by fashion for a formal evening.
“The overall look and feel is evening wear that re-imagines classic styling with a modern twist” said Librach.
Read more about the designing duo.
2023 Collection on the Drawing Board
Pumped up with creativity from the huge success of the first collection, Kayne and Librach are already hard at work creating their 2023 collection. They traveled 8,500 miles to China in November 2019 to begin the design and sampling process..
Armed with sketches of fresh, new ideas, they shopped the largest fabric market in China to source feminine and classic evening dress fabrics like velvet, satin and lace. They hunted the stalls for beads, sequins, crystals, rhinestones, pearls to embellish the designs with just the right amount of bling and dazzle for a big night.
The results are sure to be nothing short of spectacular! Stay tuned for a sneak peek!