Body Diversity at London Fashion Week

September 20, 2009

 

 

Size 14 model for Mark Fast at London Fashion Week

Size 14 model for Mark Fast at London Fashion Week

Size 2 model for Mark Fast at London Fashion Week

Size 2 model for Mark Fast at London Fashion Week

Mark 12

Size 12 model for Mark Fast at London Fashion Week

Size 14 model for Mark Fast at London Fashion Week

Size 14 model for Mark Fast at London Fashion Week

London-based Canadian knitwear designer Mark Fast has broken with fashion tradition by incorporating three size 12 and 14 models (alongside his size 2 models) into his Spring/Summer 2010 show at London Fashion Week. What is particularly revolutionary about his effort – aside from the fact that he put body diversity on the catwalk – was that he did not make the focus of his show or media release on his incorporation of larger sizes (he did it as if it was expected) nor did he simply include a token full figured model for attention. His authentic and genuine celebration of body diversity – size 2, 12, and 14 – on the catwalk is inspiration for all fashion designers to dream beyond their exclusive use of one size. Change is coming.

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One Response to “Body Diversity at London Fashion Week”


  1. […] Beauty Business informs me that designer Mark Fast had three plus sized models walk down the runway during London’s Fashion Week. Keep in mind, to the fashion world, UK sizes 12 and 14 (respectively US sizes 8 and 10) are a major deal. So major that a stylist for the show quit after learning about the casting decision. Uhh… ok. I guess it’s still progress. […]


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