Sofie Hagen

Sofie Hagen

The winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award best newcomer in 2015 and the Chortle Best Newcomer Award in 2014, Copenhagen-born Sofie Hagen started comedy in 2010, and was runner-up in the Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year 2012 and a finalist in the Piccadilly Comedy Club new act competition in the same year. She also won the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition in 2013.
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Sofie Hagen launches her own clothing range

Comic teams up with plus-size fashion label

comedySofie Hagen has unveiled her own fashion range, a collection of vibrantly coloured jumpsuits for plus-sized bodies.

The comic has created the garments in collaboration with Brighton-based designer Jazmin Lee and her plus size label Plus Equals.

The company says it caters for sizes 14 to 42 or larger, as every item can be made-to-measure to fit any size or gender. 

Hagen’s range, with names such as 'The Raspberry Swirl One’, sell for £89 and £99 – which the comic admits is pricey, but are because Plus Equals pays fair wages and 'the fabric is nice, thick and expensive'.

An advocate for 'fat liberation', Hagen has revealed that she was bullied with the insult 'Farm Fashion' when she was a child because she so poor that she had to wear her aunt's hand-me-downs.

Other children 'saw me walk in - oversized jeans pulled up to right under where a bra should be. I had quite a big chest but I didn't like wearing bras as they weren't comfortable' she wrote in her newsletter. 

'When I got older, I just sort of wore whatever I could find in my size. Spoiler alert: Not much. My wardrobe was pretty much all-black from the age of 16 to 30. Even now, when I look at my wardrobe, it's mostly black.

‘I love jumpsuits. I mostly wear jumpsuits. But they're all black. There is the occasional red or purple, but then there will be weird batwings or a strange back or a weird belt that takes two years to take off and by then, you will have wet yourself.

'My dream is jumpsuits in different colours. Vibrant, bright, wonderful colours. Comfortable, simple jumpsuits. Easy to get in and out of. Good in all weather. Comfort & colours … I guess... I guess I'm hereby announcing my own clothing line? Is that what it's even called? Clothing line? Collection? Collab? Who cares! It's called Sofie Hagen x PLUS EQUALS.’

Hagen has also just published a book, Happy Fat, about body positivity.

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Published: 19 Jun 2019

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