Zendaya’s new clothing line, Daya by Zendaya, is out now. The actress recently spoke with AOL about what motivated her to dive into the fashion world and how she wanted to shake things up in the process. According to the newly minted mogul, fashion is about more than the clothes on your back.
“Fashion is such a huge part of my life and my career. It’s about so much more than wearing clothes,” Zendaya says. “It’s about confidence, for me and for people who see what I do.” Zendaya went out of her way to try and be as inclusive as possible with her line. Several of the pieces in her collection are designed to be gender neutral and many range in size up to XXL.
“I wanted sizing to embrace everyone,” Zendaya explains. “No one should feel left out. There’s quite a few gender-neutral pieces. It’s important because that’s what fashion is about. I’m about wearing what you want, whatever makes you feel good.” Zendaya went on to explain why she wanted everyone to be able to wear her clothes. “To me, it was important in general for everyone to feel included,” she says. “I can’t talk the talk about loving yourself and not act on that.”
Zendaya credits her self-love with helping her achieve success, and she wants others to have the same experience.
“The bottom line is, I continued to do what I wanted to do, no matter what people said. I dress however I want,” she adds. “It’s good to see someone being fearless and wearing what they want.”
(Photo credit: Zendaya Instagram account)