Emily Ratajkowski, is not only known for her fashion and her entrepreneur status, but also for making serious waves when it comes to advocating for women’s rights.
Emily utilizes her platform to speak out against injustices, spread body positivity, and (to some) has become symbol of female empowerment.
Nasty Gal was built on the foundation of being unapologetically yourself, taking risks and living boldly, so it not a surprise that the two collaborated, as EMRATA embodies the brand to its core.
The EMRATA Fall/Winter 2020 collection consists of eye-catching 80’s and 90’s-inspired power dressing with a strong mix of cutouts, sheers, slits, and plunging necklines which is available now on NastyGal.com.
Emily also showcases bold looks featuring power shoulders, graphic zebra prints and iconic embellished pieces with pops of purple as one of the key colour themes this season.
The looks can be accessorized with thigh-high diamanté boots and waist cinching accessories guaranteed to turn heads this season, whether you’re sipping rose at a socially-distanced cocktail party with your besties or dining out at your favourite outdoor hotspot.
Emily was interviewed by Nasty Gal, where she shared some thoughts on the collection, her upcoming essay on body image and the BLM movement.
What is your favourite outfit from this collection?
The zebra dress and matching hat for sure.
You’ve previously described a nasty woman/gal as “A woman who stands up for herself and what she believes in, she loves herself.“ How do you practice self-love?
Self-love means figuring out what you want and learning how to set healthy boundaries.
We heard that you’re in the middle of writing a book of essays about body image, and your experiences dealing with it as a model. Could you give us any more details about that? What do you hope people will take away from it?
I hope that the writing speaks for itself! To read one of the essays, check out my piece “Buying Myself Back” which was published in New York Magazine last month.
The BLM movements became so strong worldwide this year, how has this impacted you and do you feel optimistic about things changing?
It’s been thrilling to see how widespread the fundamental understanding of systemic racism has become. That makes me feel very optimistic, but I am concerned about the powers that be enacting real, systemic change. We have to continue to push.
How would you describe your relationship with fashion?
I feel like fashion can be a wonderful celebration of yourself! Choosing what you want to wear on a given day is such an empowering, exciting feeling. I love playing dress up and I think we all need to remember that fashion shouldn’t be taken too seriously. It should be Run!
What are some misconceptions about being a strong woman?
That they’re too much!” A woman (who} knows what she wants doesn’t mean that she’s bossy or aggressive.
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