I was 26,000 feet in the air, still reeling from all the fabulous shows, presentations and parties I attended during New York Fashion Week, and making a note of all the exciting updates I need to share on my blog. The question was what to share first! As I thumbed through the images and footage from the week, I just knew I had to talk about plus size fashion first. New York Fashion Week (NYFW) hit the curves running, and I'm not over it.
This season, the fashion industry could no longer ignore curvy bodies even if it tried. From the runways to the streets, to the bloggers and fashionistas that descended on the city, plus size women made a groundbreaking statement at New York Fashion Week.
Below are 4 defining moments that made this season the season of curves.
The fashion industry has no justification for excluding plus size bodies on it's runways and in it's campaigns. With the rise of the plus size "fast fashion" market, talented plus size models represented around the country, and a growing community of plus size content creators and influencers, representation at New York Fashion Week is long overdue. This season, forward-thinking designers once again showcased beautiful bodies of different shapes and sizes on the runways. Many designers still refuse to include women over a size 2 in their shows, but for a community that is rarely represented in the industry, fashionistas alike celebrated the designers that are moving the industry forward.
If you haven't heard about The Curvy Con, where have you been?! LOL This year it was held during New York Fashion Week for the first time, and the bold move was an absolute success. Men and women from all over the country came to celebrate plus size fashion and have a damn good time. While at Curvy Con, I took over the Simple Be instagram account. Read more about the conference and see my 10 best moments on the Simply Be Blog.
Off the runway, plus size women took to the New York streets to show off their stylish looks. Below are a few plus size bloggers and fashionistas who killed it this season!
The raw energy during #theCURVYcon is infectious. Seeing women so unapologetically themselves surrounded by friends, family, and brands (!) that support us is so humbling and so exciting. I wish I had this growing up!!! So proud to be part of this community ❤️ | 📸: @jovannilorigo . . . #nyfw #newyorkfashionweek #soho #nyc #nycblogger #psblogger #plussize #curvy #plussizemodel #effyourbeautystandards #plusmodelmag #plussizestreetstyle #ootd #wiw #streetstyle #fashion #fatshion #ashleynelltipton #mystylishcurves #goldenconfidence
It's one thing for a traditionally straight-size designer to feature plus size models, but to experience a fashion show with all plus size models and clothing was absolutely spectacular. Addition Elle and Torrid debuted their latest collections on the main stage, showcasing models ranging from a size 10 and up.