It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
Fashion design students are petitioning for plus-size mannequins

Consisting of plus-size women on the planet of style is important. All of us know that.

However as fantastic as it is to see plus-size designs like Ashley Graham seeing success, the lack of inclusiveness in the fashion business starts long prior to an ad campaign is shot.

So it’s time to go right back to the source: haute couture. How are designers supposed to include a diverse variety of sizes when they’re only provided sample size mannequins on which to base their designs?

One design student is taking a stand.

NayyaraChue, a student at Parsons New School of Design, has started a petition prompting her university to increase the number of plus-size mannequins available, after learning that the school currently only has one plus-size mannequin readily available for students to use.

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You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Where did the transgender and plus-size designs go?

If popular culture drives advertisements, this ought to be the year for transgender and plus-size models Caitlyn Jenner has her own TV program, "Sports Illustrated" placed its very first plus-size swimsuit design on the cover, and movies "The Danish Girl" and "Tangerine" had transgender main characters plus size evening dresses. The Spring 2016 season has seen little enhancement, according to a report performed by The Fashion Spot, a website that covers fashion, beauty and celeb patterns.

For the study, The Fashion Spot examined 422 model appearances in ads and runway shows this spring. The study discovered that only six of those designs might be considered plus-sized (over size 12), a simple 1.4%. And five from these 6 women were cast for plus-size labels. The exception was the Aerie Real Advocate American Eagle, which featured unretouched designs including Iskra Lawrence, a plus-sized model that was initially dropped from her very first agency for being too big. Lawrence now has a huge following of 1.9 million on Instagram and 89,700 followers on Twitter.

 

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
Chanel Reaction in Cuba, Design Agencies Price Fixing, Scrapping Plus Size

" Chanel, Vin Diesel Spark Cultural Backlash in Cuba" (Associated Press).
" Artists, writers and intellectuals who think deeply in Cuba's opening to the world are questioning their federal government's management of an attack of big-money pop culture.".

" Model Agencies Colluded to Fix Prices, Competition Regulator Says" (The Guardian).

" Some of Britain’s top design companies conspired to repair rates charged to merchants, style brand names and other consumers, the competition regulator has alleged.".

" Alibaba Insists It Can Help Fight Counterfeit Brand Goods" (Reuters).

" Alibaba has stated it still wished to work with companies combating counterfeit brand-name products, a week after the Chinese online shopping platform was kicked out of an industry union due to long-standing accusations that it has actually turned a blind eye to counterfeits.".