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Milan shuns plus size designer Elena Miro- yet she still delivered

Milan shuns plus size designer Elena Miro- yet she still delivered

Okay. Just when you thought we were making strides in the integration of plus size fashion into the mainstream, London Fashion Weeks knocks us back a few. After being the only plus size designer to show and open Milan Fashion Week for the last five years, Elena Miro was EXCLUDED from the schedule. Their reasoning:

Head of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion Mario Boselli told the AFP, “Some labels just weren’t in line with what ready-to-wear week should be. We wanted to champion the values of creativity to reaffirm Milan’s role in the world.”

Are you serious?

Milan shuns plus size designer Elena Miro, But THAT did NOT stop Them

Milan Plus Size Designer Elena Miro S/S 2011

That’s okay; the show went on- to a standing room only crowd. The designer behind Elena Miro, Elena Miroglio, did not stop short of delivering high end designer plus size fashion. On Wednesday, Elena Miro presented her own show. “Harking to the 1950s when the beauty of women, the round shapes and soft bodies were de rigueur,” she told AFP backstage before the show.

The S/S 2011 collection from Elena Miro boasts shades and tones most plus size women shy away from; solid light greys, beiges and whites, exuding a “positive and sunny,” feeling Elena Miroglio commented.

Milan Plus Size Designer Elena Miro S/S 2011

Here are images from her Spring 2011 Collection and you tell me if this collection does not “champion the values of creativity to reaffirm Milan’s role in the world.”

Milan Plus Size Designer Elena Miro S/S 2011

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Milan Plus Size Designer Elena Miro S/S 2011

Milan Plus Size Designer Elena Miro S/S 2011

Milan Plus Size Designer Elena Miro S/S 2011

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A special thank you to Miss Margaret Sche for the heads up!

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  • Love, love, love her Sexy Clothing. I think her designs, unlike many of the rtw crowd, are actually ready to wear. You can see yourself on the streets of Paris in that gray dress, or at the beaches of Ibiza in that swimsuit – as usual Milan perpetuates the culture of starvation instead of the culture of normal sized bodies. When I look at these women, I see normal, healthy women in beautiful clothing. In a country full of a people who lean towards the larger end of the size spectrum, why do they still worship the unhealthy, unattainable? Sad, just sad!

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