Plus-size women are seeing themselves represented in fashion by designers and retailers in ways unseen before.
As much progress as there is still to be made in the name of body diversity within American fashion (and there's plenty), the runways of New York Fashion Week are no longer off-limits to plus-size models. Starting in earnest back in 2004 with Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, mainstream fashion magazines began casting plus-size models like Ashley Graham in their pages to much fanfare, setting the stage for consumers to harness the power of social media to amplify conversations around brand campaigns that celebrate diverse bodies — and, conversely, to tear those that don't to shreds. Which makes it all the more puzzling to watch Fashion Week after Fashion Week go by in London, Milan, and Paris and see barely any change in the range of bodies sent down the runway, or shown within the social media accounts of most luxury brands.
"Every story line can't be about a girl trying to change her body so that her life can start."
The model says that health and wellness are not tied to a specific body type.
According to Khloe Kardashian’s Good American co-founder Emma Grede, the denim company’s foray into activewear is going to be game-changer. “The fashion industry is notorious for catering to a specific shape and size,” Grede tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
Designer Prabal Gurung sits down with Yahoo Lifestyle to talk Lane Bryant, plus-size fashion, and how Gloria Steinem wound up front row at his NYFW show.
Leslie Jones said she treated the Christian Siriano fashion show like a baseball game because she was so excited about the clothes and plus-size models.
Huffine has just unveiled her latest project: a size-inclusive capsule collection for lingerie and swimwear line Fortnight, called CH x Fortnight.
Plus-size model Candice Huffine just landed the cover of Vogue, and while her photo is gorgeous and ethereal, the moment is a missed opportunity for fuller-figured women. On Monday, Huffine posted a photo of her upcoming Vogue Mexico cover. In the image, the brunette beauty is completely naked, clutching a strategically placed bouquet of flowers.
Women’s Running continues to represent runners of varying sizes. For its November/December 2016 issue, the magazine tapped model Candice Huffine as its cover model.
“Things that jiggle are OK!” — Ashley Graham Bodies may look toned and smooth in ads, but human bodies move, and that’s got to be OK, Graham said atForbes’ 30 Under 30 Summit this year. “There is no right or wrong size if you’re healthy and fit.” — Marquita Pring At the end of the day, developing healthy habits is more importance than being a specific weight, and one isn’t indicative of the other, as Pring told Fashionista in 2011. “I’m proud of my stretch marks.” — Denise Bidot In an interview with PopSugar in August, Bidot reminded us that embracing your body for what it is rather than fighting it can be the positive change in attitude we need to see ourselves differently. “Yeah, I’m fat — but I’m also all the good things that I am.” — Tess Holliday (Source: Mic/Facebook) As Holliday told Parade in 2014, our physical forms aren’t the only thing we’ve got going for us — and we shouldn’t lose sight of the countless other things that make us, us.
Photo: The sun was beginning to set over Manhattan on Tuesday night when French designer Sophie Theallet’s rooftop show began. The chirpy audience was able to bask in the best collection that the designer has put forth in some time. While we know that Africa has always been an inspiration in Theallet’s collections, this season she worked with Beyoncé’s former stylist, Jenke Ahmed Tailly, who encouraged her to really go for it. “He said, ‘Sophie, open up and do whatever you feel, because I believe in you. Cocktail dresses with tiered layers of leather and raffia, see-through waffle skirts, and lots of revealing sheer looks that somehow did not appear gaudy or ostentatious given how much skin was on display. By the time that Candice Huffine strutted onto the runway — in a corset and sheer dress no less — everyone (including Carine Roitfeld, who put Huffine on the map by styling her for the Pirelli calendar last year) was beaming. Theallet became friendly with model when she was designing a collection for Lane Bryant, and also made her the face of her first (and most recent) campaign. “She’s so beautiful and sweet,” Theallet told Yahoo Style.
Lane Bryant launches new #PlusIsEqual campaign. (Photo: Lane Bryant) You might have noticed the mysterious black and white ad in your September issue of Vogue. The silhouettes of six curvy models spread across two pages, no splashy brand name anywhere to be found, just the words “#PlusIsEqual, It’s time for change.” Today, we found out that ad is part of Lane Bryant’s fall campaign, one that aims to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes.
It’s harmless enough when Hannah Davis provocatively poses on the cover of Sports Illustrated or the Victoria’s Secret Angels appear in ads, but when plus size retailer Lane Bryant followed suit in 2010, it was called “provocative” and “unfit” for wide audiences. Candice Huffine on what conversation she hopes the campaign starts: “I hope it gets people’s attention to see that sexy really does come in all shapes and sizes. Starring popular models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Candice Huffine, Victoria Lee, Justine Legaultand, and Elly Mayday, the images and video were shot by famed fashion photographer Cass Bird.