Media is the major responsible for raising awareness of the importance of a diversity-friendly society. The fact that men outnumber women two to one on television, that women disappear almost completely after the age of 50 are an unpleasant reality that has been changing slowly.
Trends presented in runaways are not only extended to fashion but to behaviour, politics and society. For this reason, brands that promote diversity and body positivity are ahead in the curve and do one good favour for the society. But more than that, they play the right role in fashion – to guide society towards a future of acceptance, equality and inclusion.
Several brands are using the hype of feminism and body positivity “online zeitgeist” in their shows and clothes for instance. But we all know that the issue requires more than Tshirts and diverse casting for the shows. If they are doing their homework and keeping it real outside the runaways, it remains to be seen, but
Prabal Gurung had a very political show with the moto of #femininitywithabite the show had two plus size models. Candice Rufine and Marquita Pring
Christian Siriano has become as synonymous with inclusivity has he is with jaw-dropping evening wear. Once again, the designer showed the entire fashion industry what a truly inclusive runway looks like at his fall ’17 show.
At the Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel, Siriano presented a range of lacquered velvet sets, animal-printed party dresses, and dreamy ball gowns on an equally diverse set of models — diverse in race, in size, and in industry experience. The lineup included women ranging from size 2 to 16, according to Cosmopolitan.
If this change is here to stay we cannot ensure that yet. But for some seasons now we have been witnesses of a major change that seems to be just the start into the total fashion inclusion I dream about.
They say maternity changes a person. There is surely some truth in it but lately all I can think of is to keep being myself. Seriously, I couldn’t guess how easy it is to forget about yourself and who you are when life gets busy, almost chaotic.
The 2016 Scandinavia’s Next Top Model season was all dedicated to the plus size girls. The winner got a contract with the British agency Milk Model Management, which is one of the most respected agencies in the industry, plus a cover in the Slink Magazine and campaign with lingerie chain Change.
The contestants – from Norway, Sweden and Denmark – ranged between 20 and 27 years old, they looked all very beautiful and determined to be the next Top Model of the coldest area of the world 🙂