Shop Jonathan Cohen’s Floral-Filled, Inclusive-Sized Amazon Luxury Stores Collection


Fans of Jonathan Cohen know the New York-based designer first and foremost for his strikingly colorful dresses covered in blooms. Of course, Cohen makes pants, knits, jumpsuits, and even suits–but the sensorial floral dresses have become key to his lexicon.

And now, for the first time, a selection of those vivid dresses are available in extended sizes from XS through 5X, with same-day delivery. Luxury Stores at Amazon has released an exclusive capsule collection of seven printed dresses, from a red one-shouldered option printed with painterly blossoms to a black mini dress covered in a flutter of rainbow stars. The playfulness of Cohen’s work is all there, captured through an abstract medley of rainbow stripes, pink lilies that look like they came directly out of an oil painting, and pop art-like poppies on a background of cerulean blue.

Given the fact that most of Cohen’s work is typically only sold in sizes XS through XL, with the majority of all dresses priced over $1,000, this capsule makes major strides towards a bigger picture of inclusivity for the brand. Each piece retails for $395-450. “My goal with this capsule and designing, in general, has always been to uplift and inspire,” Cohens says of the collection. “If I can help someone to feel better about themselves through fashion, then my job is complete. That is what motivates me.”

There’s an added element of sustainability, too: Cohen often includes upcycling as a part of every collection. Like last season, in which he used scrap fabric from previous seasons to create the fabric paillettes seen on pants. For this collection, the focus was put on using sustainable materials, such as recycled jersey and recycled ponte.

As for the campaign, the brand cast an assortment of people to showcase its diverse roots. Model Aaron Philip, the first black, transgender, and physically disabled model to ever be represented by a major modeling agency, as well as the first model to ever walk a runway for a major luxury brand in a wheelchair. Cohen has fostered a personal relationship with Philip, as one of the first designers to dress her in the industry. Also in the campaign? Model La’Shaunae Steward. The images were shot by photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis and styled by Heidi Bivens.



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