LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TORRID, America’s fastest growing plus-size fashion brand, is pleased to announce REBEL FOR TORRID, an exclusive capsule collection created with the actress, writer and comedian. The limited edition Holiday collection launches November 2015, and will be sold in TORRID stores nationwide and worldwide on TORRID.com.
Wilson is well known for her roles in films such as Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, and Night at the Museum 3. Wilson is a fan of Torrid’s sexy, edgy fashion, making the collaboration a perfect fit.
Rebel explains, “I’ve had a ‘torrid’ affair with buying clothes all my life. I’ve never really felt like there’s a brand out there in the plus size world that is creating cool stuff, that fits well and is good quality yet affordable. It’s really only been in the last few years that I’ve seen companies try. So it was awesome to team with Torrid, who I think are doing such a great job in making plus size fashion relevant and dope. I’ve been loving designing the clothes for my capsule collection. I’ve been putting my unique style and personal loves into the clothing and literally can’t wait for the collection to launch!”
Lisa Harper, Torrid CEO says, “We are excited about this partnership with Rebel. She represents everything that Torrid is: young, fun, fearless. She has a strong point of view and inspires girls around the world to wear what they love, no apologies.”
According to Liz Munoz, Torrid SVP of Design, who worked with Wilson on the collection, “Rebel’s got a natural instinct for design. She’s been totally hands-on throughout the process. She cares about every detail, down to the diamante rivet on the jeans. We love the results… she crushed it.”
Wilson’s personal touch is all over the collection. A koala-print tee reflects her Australian background; microphone-shaped hardware and charms speak to her life performing on stage. Creating pieces her fans would love was of utmost importance.
The REBEL FOR TORRID collection features approximately 25 pieces that range in price from $28.50–$125.00, including tops, bottoms, jackets, dresses and accessories. A Spring 2016 collection is in the works as well.
REBEL FOR TORRID reflects the brand’s continued focus on celebrating and empowering women who wear sizes 12 to 28 with fashion that makes them feel confident and stylish.
Rebel Wilson will next star in Universal Pictures’ highly anticipated PITCH PERFECT 2. The film is the sequel to PITCH PERFECT, which grossed over $113 million worldwide, making it the second highest grossing music comedy film of all time. For her breakout performance as fan-favorite “Fat Amy,” Rebel received a MTV Movie Award for “Best Breakthrough Performance” and a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Movie Actress: Comedy.” Also, PITCH PERFECT won a MTV Movie Award for “Best Musical Moment,” a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Movie: Comedy,” and an American Music Award for “Favorite Soundtrack.” The sequel, which was directed by Elizabeth Banks and also stars Anna Kendrick, opens in theaters on May 15, 2015.
Rebel recently wrapped production on Sacha Baron Cohen’s GRIMSBY which also stars Isla Fisher, Penelope Cruz, and Mark Strong. The film will be released by Sony on February 26, 2016. Rebel will next begin production on Christian Ditter’s HOW TO BE SINGLE, starring opposite Dakota Johnson.
Earlier this year, Rebel starred opposite Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and Ricky Gervais in the third installment of the Shawn Levy’s NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM series, SECRET OF THE TOMB, which grossed over $345 million worldwide.
Rebel made her American comedy film debut in Judd Apatow’s BRIDESMAIDS alongside Kristen Wiig. The film was named one of AFI’s top ten films of 2011, received a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Comedy,” and grossed over $288 million worldwide. Rebel’s other film credits include PAIN & GAIN with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson; STRUCK BY LIGHTENING; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING; and BACHELORETTE with Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan.
In addition to her work on camera, Rebel will lend her voice to Dreamworks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 3, which will be released by Twentieth Century Fox on March 18, 2016. She also lent her voice to the animated feature ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, which grossed over $877 million worldwide.
Rebel was this year’s RISING STAR at the ELLE STYLE AWARDS UK. She has recently graced the covers of ELLE UK, ELLE Australia, EW and The Guardian UK, having previously been seen on covers such as GLAMOUR Magazine and HUNGER.
Rebel graduated from the University of New South Wales, where she studied Law and Arts, and studied theater at the Australian Theatre for Young People where she is now their International Ambassador alongside Rose Byrne.