While scrolling through Instagram one day, I first came across MODEL ATELIER. It peaked my interest and I had a look online. Since I feel it is my civil duty to continue to find new Tall Fashion retailers, I was beyond excited to find yet another option for us Tall Sisters!
MODEL ATELIER is a Luxury clothing brand that goes the extra length for women 5’9” and taller. They offer feminine fashions inspired by the latest runway trends. Their sizes run from 0-12. In addition they offer a “Made To Measure” atelier service. The “Made To Measure” service is ideal for us curvier ladies sizes 12+, or if you are simply looking for a tailor-made perfect fit on each piece that you purchase.
MODEL ATELIER offers their pieces online and has pop-up shops internationally throughout the year. Keep an eye on their Website and Instagram for dates and locations. With an in-house design team, all pieces are created in Chicago.
The Founder and CEO of MODEL ATELIER is the lovely and stunning Robin Harris. Entrepreneur, Model, Designer and Mommy extraordinaire. Who said you can’t have it all?
What stood out to me in my conversations with Robin is the sincerity in which she truly wants to make a difference for us tall ladies. She is articulate, passionate, a go-getter and a great example of a Tall Sister that has defined her own success and happiness.
Lets learn more about our Tall Sister.
What is your full name?
What is your current occupation?
Owner, CEO, Lead Designer of Model Atelier, new mommy, Ford Model.
How tall are you?
I am 6 feet tall.
Has your height influenced your career? Please share how.
Yes, my height has allowed me to follow my initial dreams of becoming a professional model with a top agency. I’ve been modeling for over 10 years, and have travelled the world doing what I love! As a child I was the tall, odd girl, who loved fashion.
Please share the origin story of Model Atelier.
During my career as a runway model, I’ve always found beautiful garments that fit my long limbs, but once I got off the runway and tried to shop for those same or similar looking pieces, they were no where to be found. The stores were not buying the tall luxury pieces. I thought, I can’t be the only one wanting luxury or trendy clothing that fits my body type, so I started Model Atelier.
Please give us a glimpse of the design process, how do you arrive at some of the pieces that are sold today?
We first designed our Capsule Collection based on the traveling businesswoman who wants versatile pieces for her wardrobe. So we designed the essentials that every woman needs in her closet; the Pencil Skirt, a Oxford Blouse, a Fit and Flare Dress, a Blazer, and Pencil Pants to name a few.
Robin showcasing pieces from the Capsule Collection.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
As a child I always knew I would become my own boss someday, so I’ve always looked up to women who were in charge and still fashionable. Till this day I still look up to professional and fashion savvy women, who are making business moves and conquering the world in high heels.:)
What has been your favorite design to date and why?
Well MODEL ATELIER will celebrate its one year anniversary on October 16, 2015, and our favorite design to date is the A la Mode Skirt. It is beautiful if I must say so myself, the A la Mode Skirt is the perfect combination of sexy and elegant.
What can we expect to see in the future from Model Atelier?
You can expect to see MODEL ATELIER popping up internationally with pop up shops. We plan on taking our brand where all the tall and savvy women are! The dates and locations will be announced on their website and social media outlets.
Also very exciting is that the Fall/Winter 2015/2016 collection will launch in 2 days on September 1st. You can expect to see ‘CHIC WITH AN EDGE’ ,sexy in all the right places. The collection will take you from ‘BUSINESS TO RED CARPET’!
Exclusively for The Tall Society readers, here is a sneak peak.
The Wonder Woman cape dress; available in luxury ivory knit, to hug your curves. Long sleeved with a deep-v-plunge, it is a short dress accented with the perfect gold vintage button to create the illusion of holding the dress together.
Is there anything else you would like to share with your Tall sisters?
Yes, Tall sisters, because we are a new brand hoping to answer all of your needs, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and comments. We hope to meet you at one of our pop-up shops, but in the meantime we are only 1 email away!
Thank you Robin for sharing your story with us! I can’t wait to stop by when you have a New York pop-up shop, sip on a cocktail and get better acquainted. I love what you are doing for us Tall Ladies.