As fans ready themselves to mourn the end of Parenthood, actress Joy Bryant isn't getting sentimental—yet. She's far too busy growing Basic Terrain—the classic and casually chic line of outerwear, dresses, and pants she launched with her husband in June. On a recent afternoon at NBCUniversal (where Parenthood tapes), Bryant invited us to her trailer to talk comfort, inspiration, and why two sizes actually fits all.
|Glamour: The Eden pant launched Basic Terrain's collection, but it comes in only two sizes. Why shouldn't we be afraid of that? |
Joy Bryant: The pant is based on the classic tie fisherman pant, which comes in a one-size-fits-most. There’s no hardware, so it’s very generous for many sizes. Everyone can tie it differently, and it will look differently on most. We also offer it in a lightweight denim. Many sizes can wear it. So it comes in a size 1 and a size 2, but that doesn’t mean what you think it does.
Glamour: OK, explain!
JB: Size 1 is petite to small, and size 2 is medium to large. We’ve taken that philosophy and applied it to our other pieces, like shirts or bottoms. We’re not a plus-size clothing company, but we offer pieces that a lot of women can wear, up to size 14. We’re also going to offer a size 0, which really is just an extra petite. It will speak to many sizes and look comfortable and chic at the same time.
Glamour: Where do you recommend wearing the Eden pant?
JB: You can wear it to yoga, you can wear it on a date. Pair it with a heel and dress it up. Or wear flats or sneakers. I like something that goes with everything, and then you can dress it up or down. I love the versatility. You get more from your money and more for your life.
Glamour: The harem jumpsuit is next in your collection, and it might be the easiest piece of clothing one can put on.
JB: Yes, and it comes with a belt, so you can tie it high, tie it low. You can wear it if you’re a size 2 or a size 14. Our goal is to keep it as simple as possible.
|Glamour: How would you describe the personality of someone who wears Basic Terrain?|
Joy: Aside from someone who wants comfortable, chic, cool, easy, effortless clothing, I don’t know what that personality is. What inspired us with the line is our love of travel and the outdoors and adventure but also laid-back living.
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