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Full Figured Fashion Week is fashion week for us women with curves. It’s about time the fashion industry took notice and started treating us like the fashion divas we are. By creating a fashion week for us, Gwen Devoe of Devoe Signature Events, took the first step to open the fashion gates for the plus size woman. Devoe says, “It is time for designers, retailers, boutique owners and businesses with an interest in the plus size market to combine their resources and talents and partner with a plus fashion event that will rival other Fashion Weeks and Full Figured Fashion Week® IS that event”. PREACH! We need a place to see our favorite designers and retailers’ new collections, discover new designers and retailers and have a dialogue about our needs. Full Figured Fashion Week does just that. Now in its fifth year, it has grown tremendously since its inception. We must support it and help it continue to grow and get more designers and retailers to take notice. We matter too! We deserve great fashion!
Want to attend Full Figured Fashion Week but don’t know what events to attend or where to start? We’ve pulled together the top five events you must attend:
1. “Denim & Diamonds” The Official FFFWeek® Launch/Networking Party
It’s opening night! Kick off the week right by attending the Denim & Diamonds party. Sip cocktails and network with fellow fashionistas. Plus, you can let your hair down and get your karaoke on or watch others belt it out, for better or worse. Don’t forget to wear your best denim and most stylish bling. This is sure to be a great event and a chance to meet new people.
Monday, June 17
$20 in advance. You can buy tickets here
2. “Curves in the City” The Official FFFWeek® Shopping Soiree and Sample Sale – 2 Day Event
Who doesn’t like shopping? Grab your girls and head over to this two-day shopping event. Yes, two days! Shop for clothing, accessories and shoes from over 35 curated brands. Complete your summer wardrobe all in one place.
Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22nd
$10 in advance. Get your tickets here
3. Indie Designers Showcase
You don’t want to miss your chance to see collections from 14 independent designers from around the world. This runway show is sure not to disappoint. Be the first to see some great fashions by up-and-coming designers. Semi-formal attired is requested, which means you get to break out that gown you’ve been itching to wear. Plus, see an exclusive performance by The Glamazons! This event has sold out! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, there is a waiting list open. Find out more
4. FFFWeek® at Bloomingdale’s New York City
You don’t want to miss a chance to see your favorite designers in a runway presentation at Bloomingdale’s hosted by Gwen Devoe herself. See collections from Michael Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Elie Tahari, Jones New York, and Eileen Fisher.
Admission is FREE!
Thursday, June 20th
Bloomingdale’s New York City (5th floor, near the Women’s Dept.)
1000 Third Avenue @59th Street
New York, NY
5. “Curves for A Cure” Celebrity Runway Showcase & Silent Auction to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness
Come out for a good cause. It’s sure to be a great evening of cocktails, fashion and curves all to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. Curvy celebrities will walk the runway in designer fashions to be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
Tuesday, June 18th
$35 in advance. Get your tickets here