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  • How New York Fashion Week is taking a stand against Trump

    From pro-immigrant runway statements to outrage over a designer's involvement with a Trump fundraiser, the fashion scene is getting political.

  • Gigi Hadid Sent an Important Political Reminder With Her T-Shirt

    She telegraphed a message to her fans during her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show fitting.

  • 'Curviest model ever' Hunter McGrady, Candice Huffine and more body-positive moments at NYFW— so far

    At New York Fashion Week, the body-positivity movement continues to evolve. With theCURVYcon wrapping up its second year at NYFW, plus-size women are seeing themselves represented in fashion by designers and retailers in ways unseen before.Designers like Christian Siriano, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Prabal Gurung continue to push the envelope for inclusivity and promoting body positivity. This push forward was solidified by a historic partnership announced between the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and plus-size retail hub, Dia & Co. The two partnered with five designers, including Siriano, for the #TeeUpChange campaign featuring five body-positive T-shirts whose proceeds will go toward size-inclusive fashion education for the next group of emerging designers.Plus-size models like Candice Huffine, Hunter McGrady, Paloma Elesser, Marquita Pring, and more have strutted the catwalk during NYFW and at theCURVYcon this season, continuing to shatter old stereotypes of what a fashion model should look like in 2018.Above, see all of the body-positive moments from New York Fashion Week and continue to check back as we update the gallery.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Fashion designer casts all Asian models for historic NYFW show  • Political slogan tee strikes at NYFW: ‘Vote for Cynthia’ Nixon  • Curvy model causes a stir in ‘Sample-Size’ T-shirt at NYFW’s most diverse show Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Models from more than 35 countries walk in this diverse NYFW show that 'sees no borders'

    Prabal Gurung's spring 2019 show during New York Fashion Week on Sunday night was a showcase of global fashion diversity.

  • Prabal Gurung Gathers Designers for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Screening

    "It means visibility, representation, the way we want our community to be shown: beautiful, flawed, like any other human beings," Gurung said of the film, the first Hollywood movie with an all Asian cast in 25 years.

  • Feminist front row helps designer send message of solidarity and empowerment

    There’s been much hypothesizing about how New York Fashion Week would address the current #MeToo moment. Despite an event called the “#MeToo fashion show” — that was not on the official NYFW calendar and was not organized with #MeToo creator Tarana Burke — no designers have so boldly proclaimed their allegiance to the women’s movement with pins or ribbons like they did exactly one year ago during the Fall 2017 runways. Sitting in the front row of Gurung’s Fall 2018 ready-to-wear presentation on Sunday was a who’s who of famous activists including Burke, Huma Abedin, Janet Mock, and Laverne Cox.

  • A 10-year-old drag kid, breast cancer survivors, plus more inclusive modeling moments at NYFW

    NYFW is in full swing and this season might have the most inclusive model casts yet.On Sunday,  lingerie label, AnaOno collaborated with #Cancerland for an empowering fashion show that featured real women who were also breast cancer survivors. The designer behind the brand, Dana Donofree is known for providing women who have undergone a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or breast surgery an option for comfortable bras and other lingerie, that not only fit, but make them feel sexy. At the show, a few of the women proudly showed off their breast scars while strutting the catwalk in a powerful display of courage, bravery, and survival.That same day, 10 year-old drag kid, “Desmond the Amazing” (his real name is Desmond Napoles) stole the show at Gypsy Sport‘s runway show. The young drag kid had his hair frosted and slicked down. He wore a an oversized black blazer with an Elizabethan style ruffled neck. The sleeves were editorialized, scrunched up and his waist cinched by a wide black band. Every glide he strut on the catwalk was made with intention and style. A skill he closely studied beforehand by watching old ’90s Anna Sui runway videos in a statement to The Cut. But at only 10, Napoles has not only walked in his first major fashion show, he is also the founder of Haus of Amazing, “the first and only drag house for kids.” Napoles first rose to prominence in 2015 after he was spotted dancing and twirling in a rainbow tutu dress at the NYC Pride Parade. In 2017, he “slayed” the runway at RuPaul’s DragCon. Now, in 2018 Napoles was modeled the Gypsy Sport runway alongside an inclusive cast with Shannon & Shannade Clermont, gender fluid model Jazzelle, plus size models, and more.A few days prior, Telfar Clemens broke tradition with a “concert” in lieu of a runway show made up of all-black musicians: Dev Hynes, Ian Isiah, Selah Marley, Kelela, Kelsey Lu, and Angel who modeled the clothes while performing. “We are not alone in questioning the show and season systems — so we are using fashion week to start to define something that can break free from it and be suited specifically to our vision. For us, this means working collaboratively with musicians and artists — not in the sense of “endorsement” and celebrity BS, but in a truly creative way to start figuring out a different cultural platform,” Clemens tells i-D.The clothes were deemed unisex, something Clemens also has been implementing since the early 2000s before many designers embraced it. But it wasn’t until 2017 that Clemens became formally recognized by Vogue and much of the industry after winning the prestigious CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund.The runner up in the competition to Clemens was Becca McCharren-Tran, of Chromat who also staged her fashion show the same day with an incredible display of women of all colors, size, and shapes—something McCharren-Tran, too, has been doing for quite some time. In her show, a woman with visible breast scars displayed her chest proudly, cinching her green caftan dress together to expose her scars. Mia Michaels, famed dance choreographer of So You Think You Can Dance made a surprise appearance showing off her curves in a black-and-red-color-block dress. The show also included an amputee and a hijabi model.PH5 also cast a mix of real women, including two girls from the Girls Who Code program, an NICU nurse, a sculptor, and more.Though, It was only a matter of time before New York Men’s Fashion Week followed in the footsteps of Fashion Week when it comes to inclusivity.The fall 2018 Fashion Week: Men’s got off to a great start thanks to a handful of labels. Krammer & Stoudt’s Autumn/Winter 18 collection was inspired by two people, according to the New York Times: playwright Sam Shepard and Terra Juano, a model known on Instagram as TJ or Skinnybonejones.And while Krammer & Stoudt’s show was a part of Men’s Fashion Week, there were no men in this show. And no women, either. Married couple Mike Rubin and Courtenay Nearburg made a revolutionary move to cast only nonbinary models in their show. Their soft yet rugged, stylish while still practical designs hung from the bodies of genderless figures: a model with short cropped blond hair looking dapper in a blue velvet suit, a model with a short Afro in a kimono-style robe, hats of all sizes atop shaved heads. Along with Terra Juano were gender-fluid and Instagram-famous models, such as Madison Paige, Rain Dove, and Merika Palmiste.And while seeing such feminine figures in a men’s fashion show could be distracting, after a few looks, onlookers stopped seeing gender altogether. It was just beautiful people in beautiful clothing.Willy Chavarria, a queer Chicano designer known for his streetwear-inspired collection infused with a bit of punk and edge, staged a show with a similarly nontraditional cast. Always one to shake things up, Chavarria cast a diverse array of models for this show. Owning the runway in “protective, comfortable clothing,” as Chavarria describes the collection, were an amputee, a woman, “real people” sprinkled in with professional models, and a baby.And it’s become somewhat of a trend.  ASOS staged a formal show during NYFW for the first time, debuting its autumn-winter 2018 menswear collection. Rather than using traditional models, “ASOS cast some of its favorite guys, who continue to inspire the brand with their talent and passion across a range of industries, including fashion, food, music, and social activism,” the company wrote in a press release. Not all of these men were models, like Adam Eli Werner, a queer activist and writer, who looked sleek in a black button-down and shiny light pants.Meanwhile, women’s fashion continues to strive for greater diversity. Fashion label Teatum Jones is known for casting paralympians and amputees, and the September 2017 New York Fashion Week was the most diverse one yet. Not only did we see more plus models on the runways than in any other year in NYFW’s history, but we saw plus-exclusive shows like Addition Elle and Torrid, and queer fashion showcases like Dapper Q.We can’t wait to see how NYFW in 2018 continues to unfold and add to the inclusive fashion conversation.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Everything you need to know about the amputee model in the new inclusive ASOS campaign• Is the term ‘skinny’ outdated?• What it’s like to break into plus-size modeling, from 4 women doing it nowFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Actresses may wear black to the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment. Is that 'slacktivism'?

    Actress Amber Tamblyn: "Our movement is big. And a black dress is just the beginning of the darkness that will be drained from every industry across the country by the time we’re done. That’s a promise.”

  • Shop Jessica Alba's holiday wish list through philanthropic retail concept, Olivela

    A new company called Olivela is making luxury shopping not only irresistible, but it also makes you feel good by giving back.

  • Target knows you can't stop spending at its stores

    Most people can relate to going into Target to pick up one item and walking out with a cart full of stuff — and Target knows it.

  • Slogan T-shirts as a powerful political tool: 'Help Us We Are Dying'

    Slogan T-shirts are a powerful political tool. They instantly say something that the wearer wants to convey, and in the Instagram-obsessed world, they provide messages that are easily shared, reposted, understood.

  • Designer Prabal Gurung on plus-size fashion: 'We need to change the status quo'

    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.

  • Gloria Steinem and Huma Abedin sat front row for Prabal Gurung at NYFW, but the designer's politics were subtle

    Sitting front row at the Prabal Gurung NYFW Spring 2018 show were Gloria Steinem and Huma Abedin. But Gurung, who is known for his political messages, delivered a more implicit message this year.

  • Iskra Lawrence Gives Off Major Jessica Rabbit Vibes, Defends Herself Against Haters

    Iskra Lawrence is giving major vavavoom vibes. The model and body-positive activist known, among other things, for her extensive work in the Photoshop-free Aerie campaign, shared a photo of herself in a bright red Prabal Gurung dress on Instagram Tuesday afternoon. Posing next to a full-length mirror and in front of the New York City skyline, Lawrence holds a photo of herself in said red Prabal dress in one hand and a gold clutch in the other.

  • The Problem With Candice Huffine’s Vogue Cover

    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.

  • Hunter McGrady's Supersexy Red Carpet Look Has an Important Message

    Model Hunter McGrady knows the importance of proper clothing selection. The rising star walked the iHeartRadio Music Awards red carpet in an outfit that could’ve come straight out of Christian Grey’s red room. McGrady, who recently shot for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, opened up about the importance of feeling sexy — and of clothes that make that possible for curvy women. “I just threw on what I wanted to wear.

  • Fashion With a Side of Politics: All the NYFW Shows That Political Personalities Are Attending

    New York Fashion Week 2017 has definitely been one of the most politically charged fashion weeks in recent history, with themes of feminism, equality, and patriotism ruling many shows.

  • Why Bella Hadid Cried at Two Fashion Shows at NYFW

    The model got emotional walking for Prabal Gurung and Oscar de la Renta.

  • Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, and More Body Positive Moments at New York Fashion Week — So Far

    Diverse casting, in both race and body type, seems to have hit an all-time high at New York Fashion Week.Plus-size models like Candice Huffine were spotted on the same catwalk as Joan Smalls and Bella Hadid during Prabal Gurung’s pro-feminist show. During the finale, Huffine wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Our Minds Our Bodies Our Power” alongside other models clad in pro-feminist tees.At Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin’s dreamy Tome show, new fresh-faced, plus-size models debuted a collection that was largely influenced by the 1980s feminist art group the Guerrilla Girls.Likewise at Christian Siriano‘s star-studded affair at the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, the show featured not one but 10 gorgeous, curvy models in Siriano’s glamorous red-carpet-ready designs. These models walked the runway alongside veterans  such as Alek Wek and Karolina Kurkova. Siriano’s inclusivity of body-positive models is no surprise, considering his past public record of dressing Hollywood’s set of curvier women — when it seemed no designer would.At Gypsy Sport, models of all races, colors, and sizes took over the catwalk, including prominent albino model Diandra Forrest. This inclusivity, regardless of gender, race, or sexuality, has always been part of Rio Uribe‘s ethos for Gyspy Sport.At J.Crew, the iconic American heritage brand showcased its latest collection with a wide cast of models. Men, women, and children, both young and old, whose eclectic professions (none merely say “model”) range from artist to designer to fashion editor and more, all helped contribute to define who the J.Crew person is today.At a time of strained race relations in the country’s political climate, the fashion community has responded in the best way — with love, support, and inclusivity for all.Click ahead to see all our favorite diverse moments at New York Fashion Week and check back as the week continues.Read More:Groove Is in Sies Marjan’s HeartMy New York Fashion Week Diary by Harper Beckham, Aged 5 Years and 7 MonthsEverything We Want to Buy from Tibi’s NYFW Show Right NowFollow Yahoo Style on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • See A Sneak Peek Of Prabal Gurung's Lane Bryant Collection

    “About a year and a half ago at the Victoria’s Secret’s show, Instagram was filled with my friends and models posting, and I was on 6th Avenue and West 4th and I was thinking this is always happening and I am happy they are getting recognition but, what about the other women?" Gurung says of how the idea came to fruition. Although the designer has previously offered designs up to a size 22, he was elated to partner with a plus powerhouse such as Lane Bryant. “What I wanted to do was have the platform that reaches a large audience and have the conversation.

  • Politically Charged T-Shirts Are What's Hot This Season

    Given the heated climate in the United States right now, it makes sense that more people are looking to wear their political stances on their sleeves … or across their chests … or backs! Politically themed clothing, resistance wear, or whatever you want to call it is trending now. People are using fashion not only to get their beliefs across, but to also help raise money to benefit organizations that help those who may be adversely affected by the new administration.The trend is already taking over the runway at New York Fashion Week. Christian Siriano collaborated with Leggo your Ego this season to create T-shirts reading “People are people,” a message to us all that regardless of our differences, we are all human beings deserving of respect. Prabal Gurung closed his Fall 2017 show with models wearing T-shirts with political slogans like, “The future is female,” “Nevertheless, she persisted,” and more.Click through the slideshow to see how brands, small and large, are creating clothing for the resistance.Related:Leftist, Liberal Political Statements Are the Hottest Things at New York Fashion WeekSelena Gomez Wore a ‘God Bless Nasty Women’ Jacket to a Grammys PartyLet’s keep in touch! Follow Yahoo Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.    

  • Prabal Gurung Launches Capsule Collection With Pokémon

    Clearly, the designer takes his Pokemon very seriously.

  • Should We Blame Men for Body-Shaming and Slut-Shaming? One Designer Thinks So

    Fashion designer Prabal Gurung, a native of Nepal, has taken a bold stance on the culture of shaming women, placing accountability primarily on men.

  • One Designer Just Spoke Out to Urge Others to Accept All Bodies

    The fashion industry is notorious for its exclusivity. Although some designers have made strides in recent years to connect with plus-size women as well as the typical sample-size crowd, the subset of larger women is often overlooked.

  • Sad Face: Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer Weren’t #Twinsies at the Golden Globes

    Rumors have been swirling for the past month that BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer would be showing up to the 2016 Golden Globes together, wearing matching gowns. Schumer arrived on the red carpet first, wearing a black-and-white off-the-shoulder gown by Prabal Gurung.

  • Cate Blanchett, Kirsten Dunst & More of This Week’s Best Dressed

    When it comes to red carpet dressing, Cate Blanchett loves to take risks—something she made all the more clear on the press junket circuit while promoting her latest film, Truth. At a recent screening in Los Angeles, the Oscar-winning Aussie chose a white knit Proenza Schouler dress with a high neck and bare shoulders, fresh off the New York runway—paired with crisscrossed Louboutin pumps, an easy updo, and glowing makeup. But she wasn’t the only star with an eye for Proenza this week: Fargo’s leading lady, Kirsten Dunst, showed up to the Season 2 premiere of the hit FX show wearing a sleeveless, olive green leather dress with ruffled hem, also by the label. From Zendaya’s sleek, minimalist Elizabeth and James dress to Lily-Rose Depp’s shoulder-baring, technicolor Chanel top, here are the rest of this week’s best dressed.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.