Friday, 16 September 2016

Plus-size Models Stage #LFW Size Protest.

The models marched for size equality.
(Photo courtesy Simply Be)
The size positive movement has been building a “fashion for every body” campaign for quite some time, but on the other side of the pond, things have picked up steam in the lead up to London Fashion Week.

And now, seven plus-size models have been staging their own protest against the fashion industry’s fixation on what’s often perceived as unhealthy thinness.

Ahead of London Fashion Week’s start, seven diverse models including plus size model Iskra Lawrence, and disabled model, Kelly Knox, gathered to protest against the event’s obsession with size zero and calling for models of more shapes, races and sizes to be included in its runway shows.

Ranging in size from a size 14 up to size 26, the women holding placards asking for #FashionForEveryBody congregated outside LFW’s Brewer Street site. The aim was to help challenge the size two and below body ideal and promote confidence and self-respect, regardless of body shape and size.

By Marie Claire Dorking.
Full story at Yahoo News.

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