Prabal Gurung didn’t stop with the T-shirts. While it shouldn’t still feel radical to see women larger than a size 4 on the runway, it plainly does. Gurung addressed the situation by booking Candice Huffine and Marquita Pring; they wore long-sleeved midi-length frocks very much like the dresses worn by the size zeroes, cinched with rope belts. Fashion has a long way to go when it comes to size diversity, but good on Gurung for taking an initiative.
The good news: By the end of the week, there were models above sample size on the runway spotted (or at a presentation) a total of 208 times—that’s 181 more appearances that last season, people! Glamour accounted for every time a model appeared (even if she had two looks in one show) and for every event that billed itself as a part of NYFW—that includes events from plus-size-only brands (Dia & Co., Addition Elle, and Torrid) and indie labels (like Miaou and Lou Dallas) that aren’t on the official CFDA- and IMG-manned calendars, but that contributed to the boost. Even excluding those programs, though, the total number of size-diverse turns at “traditional” Fashion Week was still record-breaking at 65.
One of my favorite designers: Anna Sui, also shows a size 42 EU in her show! OMG!!!! Sadly her collection only goes up to a size 38 EU. Natalie Nootenboom is her name, it sounds very Dutch! Exactly I didn’t know her before… but I am a real fan of her looks! But I think it’s great Anna Sui finally shows look in size 42 EU. I wrote almost every year… why don’t you extend your collection? Anna is a size 40/42 EU herself, she understands ‘us’.
And of course Chromat has in her runway show, a diversity on models, which is amazing! Not a real fan of the clothes… after 1 collection, I already have see this. But, that’s my opinion… diversity in fashion she absolutely rocks!
Amazing ‘straight size’labels are showing on different sizes. A great step forward. After NYC, who’s next? Maybe London…? But I don’t think Milan and Paris will…. but you never know…