London Fashion College Graduate brings in a new trend ahead of the AW13 season Curve

by - Friday, February 01, 2013

For London Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2013 season it is setting a new trend on its runways.
From the start of London Fashion Week and throughout there will be a showcase of the work of designers, speakers, models and women who wear dress sizes 14 and over. This is all to be presented throughout the fashion week for two days 15-16 February, London Plus Size Fashion Weekend organised by London College Fashion gradate Remi Riley and fashion boutique Trapped in a Skinny World Magazine Evolve.

London Plus Size Fashion Weekend is set to hold styling masterclass, a discussion panel featuring the likes of Velvet D’ Armour who was the first plus size model to feature in Jean Paul Gaultier show and Jessica Kane, Chief executive of American plus size magazine called Shorch along with pop up shops.

Remi Ray said within an interview for Daily Mail:  'The idea behind the London Plus Size Fashion weekend came to me a few years ago. 'I had always felt uncomfortable trying to fit into mainstream fashion when my shape didn’t conform to what is perceived to be mainstream sizes.
'After completing my fashion degree I decided to look further into supporting the plus size market and started Trapped in a skinny World, which is a plus-size vintage fashion boutique  'We are working night and day to make sure the first ever London plus size fashion weekend event will be a huge success and the first of many.'If our event makes at least one plus size woman overcome her fears and encourages her to indulge in her love for clothes and feeling great, then we will have done our job!'.

Editor of plus size magazine SLiNK Rivkie Baum said: 'We think it's fantastic that there will be a fashion show that recognises plus size women and designers this February. 'However until we see designers within mainstream fashion shows using models of different sizes across the catwalk plus size women remain segregated from the fashion industry. 'But this is a good step in the right direction.'
Wishing Remi and all the organisers all the best for the event, overall I think it is a fabulous idea to address throughout this famous Fashion week due to the fact this whole thing about models and sizes has not being addressed properly to a wider audience. Since it’s during fashion week this will bring a wide audience from all over the global people and the fashion crowd will be able to understand the natural beauty of being curvy.  Don’t we all envy Beyonce’s curves?

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