Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.
The collection will be unveiled during a presentation at New York Fashion Week and be immediately available at Barneys New York and others.
Brands and buyers are attempting to please a wide swath of consumers with new silhouettes and varied assortment of styles that can serve multiple purposes.
Using unretouched models, the campaign emphasizes body positivity and self-love.
The tour will kick off in Shenyang on Sept. 2.