Glamour, People and Refinery 29 Are all Buzzing With Size-Inclusive News

Glamour, People and Refinery 29 Are all Buzzing With Size-Inclusive News

by Melissa Magsaysay

Here are the week's best stories about what's happening in the world of size-inclusive fashion.

Glamour Magazine

“This is How We Get More Plus-Size Models on The Runway.”

Ashley graham plus size inclusive model on the runway in Michael Kors

The concept may seem daunting or downright foreign to some designers, but body types of all shapes and sizes are what today’s fashion consumer wants to see. Here, Glamour editor Lauren Chan gives a first hand account of her days as a plus-size model and what the industry can do to get more diversity on every runway.

“In full transparency, I was a one-show wonder. I stopped modeling not long after, and started my career as a fashion editor. But these days, I still pay close attention to body diversity as an issue, so I was thrilled that during the fall 2017 shows, there were a record 27 plus-size model appearances in New York alone. (That’s up from 16 the previous season and a mere six the one before.) The roster included Graham, Lawrence, Lee, and newcomers like Georgia Pratt and Jocelyn Corona, at shows as varied as Christian Siriano, Chromat, Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung, and Tracy Reese. And fashion fans were quick to celebrate this development; Glamour’s online coverage got more than a million clicks in just a few days. So now the question is, Will the industry keep doing better? Here’s how it can—and why it should.”

Read more at Glamour

People Magazine

“People Are Loving Project Runway’s Decision to Use Models Up to Size 22.”

In its 16th (yes, 16th) season, Project Runway has decided to include curvy models in its designer presentation. As seen in this video, the reaction is clearly positive. The designers welcome it and so does the show’s loyal audience.

“On Thursday, season 16 of the popular fashion competition series premiered on Lifetime and came with a major twist for designers. This season, the competitors will be working with models with a range of body types – from size 2 to 22.

“I believe we should have done [it] already years and years and years ago,” Klum told Entertainment Tonight ahead of the premiere, “So I’m happy though that now this season, we’re starting.”

Read More at People

Refinery 29

“How Swimsuits For All Transformed The Bathing Suit Industry.”

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but the quest to find a bathing suit that fits, flaunts and looks fabulous, seems to never to end. The recent offering from Swimsuits For All and site crashing collaborations with Gabbi Gregg and Ashley Graham prove it.

In the four years since Swimsuits for All released the GabiFresh collection, the company has emerged as a major player in the largely untapped $20.4 billion plus-size market. Not only selling trendy product to the 67 percent of women who are above a size 12, but also by changing the conversation around them, too. It’s invested in high profile marketing campaigns starring big time names like Gregg and model Ashley Graham, and also popularized slogans like “#SwimSexy” and “#MySwimBody,” which have earned the brand attention and respect for finally placing bikini-clad women of all shapes in major media around the world.

Read more on Refinery 29


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