Times like these I wish I easily could hop on a plane and jet across the pond to London to be a part of history! Orrrr at least support one of my dear plus size designers- Jill Alexander who has been chosen to participate and rep the US!
What is Curves in Couture?
Well, the fabulous ladies from founders Angel Sinclair and Sally Williams, Models of Diversity is “a London-based non-profit organization which advocates for more diversity in models, and demands that the fashion and marketing industries recognize the beauty in women and men of all races, ages, shapes, sizes, abilities, genders and sexual orientation,” (a mouthful I know) have created Curves in Couture- a charity fashion show benefitting The Advance Centre, to feature healthy curvy plus size models!
This is no ordinary fashion show! Supported by the British Fashion Council, Curves in Couture shines the light on diversity, something addressed in yesterday’s popular post, with professional models from Models of Diversity walking the catwalk in various shapes, sizes, heights, and races!
With two shows: The Diversity Show and The Curves in Couture, Curves in Couture is the high fashion show, featuring Robyn Lawley and feature designers such as US Designer Jill Alexander- who showcased during Full Figured Fashion Week, Anna Scholz, Jose Hendo, Ilda Di Vico Couture Milliner, Miss Lacy, Danielle Liane, Navabi, Renaissance Creative Designs, Kiss My Cherry!
For all of you LUCKY Dish TV owners, this event will be broadcasted to YOU! Jealous, seriously!
Why is this event so special?
Models of Diversity shares:
This will be the first time that a plus-only catwalk show of this prestige has occurred in the UK, so we’re going to make a really big splash in the press about it. We all know that curvy models are still not being used in the mainstream of fashion and our extensive street surveys and petitions prove that people definitely want to see a change in the industry. The public has shown time and time again to be frustrated with the unrealistic images of the “Size Zero” trend and with over 45% of the UK female population being a size 16 or higher, we know the time is right for a show like this. We think there’s no reason a country as diverse, tolerant, and exciting as the UK shouldn’t be at the forefront.
If you are across the pond and are going, I envy you as I would love to be a part of this in person! However you can keep up with Model’s of Diversity by following them on Twitter and liking Models of Diversity on Facebook!