After last year, 18 “plus-sized” girls walked the runway at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, this year, the size 12+ girls were excluded from the fashion event… so they decided to protest, while letting their T-shirts promote their slogans: “I love my curves” and “We love real women”. Let’s find out more details from news.com.au:
NEGOTIATING curves has proved too hazardous for the designers of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, as plus-sized models claim they have been shut out by the local industry.
Big Gal Models agent Darrianne Donnelly said the industry had gone backwards after showcasing 18 plus-size models at Australian Fashion Week last year. That positive initiative by RAFW owner IMG was hailed a success but has not one was invited to participate this year.
“The public wants to see themselves, in all shapes and sizes, not just size 6,” Ms Donnelly said.
A group of plus-size models wearing T-Shirts with slogans such as “I love my curves” and “We love real women” staged a protest outside an Australian Fashion Week event yesterday.
Designer Alex Perry was defiant about his right to choose. “Nobody is going to tell me how to pick models,” he said.
What do you guys think about this?