It has been some time since we have had a plus size documentary centering on the fashion of the plus size industry, the people who make it happen, from the community, by the community. Laquinta Davis, also known as DivaBigg, is here to change that with her Fat IS Fashion documentary!
If you are not familiar, DivaBigg is a body positive company. DivaBigg centers around three divisions: apparel, modeling and show production. Through their slogan, “My FAT is My Beauty”, they work daily to push that mindset in the women they mentor and the people they serve.
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LaQuinta Davis has sought out influential figures across the plus size fashion industry from near and far to take part in this event and this documentary. Each cast member shares their story from the perspective of their role in the industry.
The cast for Fat Is Fashion is a who’s who in the plus size fashion scene. For this documentary, we hear from 18 plus size industry professionals, from FFFWeek creator, Gwen DeVoe, fashion designer, Jasmine Elder of Jibri, and even our EIC, Marie Denee!
To kick off the celebrations of this plus size documentary, there are three screenings happening next year in February and YOU are invited!
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DivaBigg Presents “Fat is Fashion” Screenings
The focus for the screening is show the plus-size community role in the mainstream fashion and media. It is an opportunity for people to realize and understand the harsh realities of the fashion industry. This room full of influential people will provide a platform to start the conversation on supporting each other within the plus community.
The focus will be on educating, networking, and communicating. Fat is Fashion aims to evoke positive images enhance self-esteem, produce successful lifestyles, and promote beauty within.
Date: Feb 04, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 261 19th St NW Suite 1250, Atlanta, GA 30363
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You can get tickets to the ATL event at FatisFashion.com
Date: Feb 09, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 850 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
You can get tickets to the NY event at FatisFashion.com
Each screening will include a Red Carpet arrival by VIP Guests. For tickets, pricing ranges from $30 – $65. And yes, there is a VIP option for those who want to be a bit more fancy!
For each of these screenings of Fat is Fashion, the event will benefit ADAA– Anxiety and Depression Association of America. ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through the alignment of science, treatment, and education.
For those attending either screening, the Fat is Fashion screening event provides multiple opportunities to network and learn more about the industry.
Will you be attending?
Learn more about the documentary, its creator, and more at FatIsFashion.com!
In the past, we have had documentaries focusing on the industry as a whole, the models, but with Fat Is Fashion, we get a look at the various ways that plus size fashion professionals champion and lead the conversation in the access to and validation of plus size fashion.
What do you think about the Fat is Fashion documentary? Sound curious? Is this an event that you will try to make it to? Especially if you are in the neighborhood?
To learn more about the plus size designer behind the documentary, visit DivaBigg.com!
We are always here to support those who are creating work and resources for the plus size community and we have to give major love to Laquinta for putting this vision together and making it a reality.