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New York Fashion Week – The Week New York Went Plus-Sized

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For those of us who love fashion, fashion week is something we never miss. After all, what’s better than finding out about the latest trend or lusting after beautiful outfits you know you’ll never wear but can’t help but admire.

In previous years though, fashion week has always been tailored to a specific body type, however this year it seems designers are becoming more inclusive when it comes to their models, with an increase in plus-size ladies strutting down the runway!

Kicking off fashion month and marking the beginning of the New York shows was Project Runway’s first plus-size collection, showcasing beautiful designs created by the shows contestants. However which design belonged to who was kept a secret for now to avoid spoiling the show for its fans. We can deal with that though, since it adds a layer of mystery to the next series’ finale.

Another model rocking the runway this week was one of our Curvy Crushes Ashley Graham! The American model made her New York Fashion Week debut rocking her own line of lingerie and looking absolutely flawless as she did so, leaving us completely in awe of both her confidence and curves.

But it wasn’t just plus-sized models stealing the show in New York, Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto also took to the catwalk in a stunning Marc Jacobs dress, completely stealing the show and finishing the week with a curvy bang! Having previously walked for Jean Paul Gaultier way back in 2010 at Paris Fashion Week, Beth’s a natural at strutting her stuff and it was great to see her back on the fashion stage.

Design house Chromat also showcased their designs using the beautiful Sabina Karlsson and our Curvy Crush Denise Bidot! Both looked stunning as they made their way down the catwalk in figure-hugging corset-inspired designs. However Chromat’s model choices were hardly surprising as designer Becca McCharen has previously said: “The woman we design for is unafraid, intelligent and interested in standing out,” something which can only really be showcased by using women of all body types.

So with New York Fashion Week over, we move into the Milan and Paris shows and we begin to wonder will we see more curvy ladies on the catwalk? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure, high-fashion really is starting to be more inclusive and we can’t wait to see more diversity on the runway.