Our Story

A Message from our Founder:

I spent years searching for solutions to common problems I have found as a Size 20 consumer, and hope these solve your problems too!  I dreamt up this dress, now known as the Game Changer, on a trip in 2009 when I was upset that my 42G strapless bra took up half of my suitcase and I didn't have the same versatile, strappy, sexy options as my thinner friends. This dress packs flat, doesn't wrinkle and gives support for up to H cups. Just remember that the underwire isn't meant to lay perfectly under the bust like a bra but just to add a bit more than the shelf bra. After mailing back and forth many iterations of this dress to my pattern maker during quarantine, I finally landed on a design that I was so pleased with I've filed a patent for it! I hope you enjoy all the little fit and function details of all of my garments from pockets to hidden-added length in the back of skirts to ensure I've always got your back covered! I've worked very hard on the fit and am excited to help you! 

Thank you for supporting my small business!

Renee Cafaro

About Us:

Public Label is the debut ready-to-wear brand by Renee Cafaro Atelier. Cafaro is best known to the plus size fashion world as the US Editor for the premier print media for curvy women, SLiNK Magazine and as influencer formerly known as FoxyRoxyFashion on Instagram. As a fashion expert,  journalist and consumer, Renee is all too aware of the pitfalls in the industry which is why she has committed to providing high-quality items with a focus on fit and functionality for sizes 16-32.

In March of 2020 as the world went into quarantine, Renee set out to solve two problems- sudden unemployment in her industry and the need for masks and hospital gowns in New York hospitals. She committed $25,000 to a project she called “Si Sew Puede” on Facebook, networking sewers with front line workers in need of PPE before they were readily available. Months later as the magazine and fashion world was still on hold, she enlisted the help of several talented garment makers from her PPE program, to help her develop her designs left on the back burner for years. One of which is a revolutionary patent-pending problem-solving dress that Cafaro dreamt up back in 2009 when she was still in her first successful career in New York politics. This dress is already causing buzz on social media will be available up to size 5x. It’s built in support for DDD+ cups and versatile styling make strapless bras and overpacking a thing of the past!

Renee creates as she lives – with purpose. RCA Public Label is NYC-made from patterns to production, by her and a collection of BIPOC New Yorkers from materials purchased locally in hopes to revitalize the Garment District one dollar at a time.

Due to the commitment to paying fair wages to local artisans, the prices range from $100-$650, but each piece is expertly crafted and rooted in purpose. Cafaro hopes plus size consumers will start to invest in wardrobe classics instead of fast fashion that can harm the environment and workers. We are putting people above profit selling each outfit nearly at cost and donating a portion of RCA’s proceeds to charities benefitting women,BIPOC in business and other causes close to our hearts. After a successful first trunk show with couture site, 11Honoré, Rcapubliclabel.com launched in July 2021. Best selling items will be in limited stock to start and more expensive pieces will be available as pre-sale that delivers in approximately 3 weeks.

Public Label is a sublabel to her atelier, where she creates custom couture for plus size people of all genders in need of something special for red carpets to weddings. Renee Cafaro Atalier has presented all-curve runway shows as fashion weeks in New York, London and Paris.