If plus size women have taught major brands, it’s that we are not above producing events that showcase plus size women wearing plus size designers.
The latest fashion week catering to plus size women took place on October 27th in Paris, France. Pulp Fashion Week (don’t you love that name), proudly displayed plus size fashion for the world to see. Supporters of the event included Asos Curve, MaGrandtaille.com, Curvy Kate, and Forever 21, among others.
The event was created by Histoire de Courbes (History of Curves) to shake up the fashion industry. Pulp Fashion Week included an introduction to African Gym tonic, a workshop for those who wanted to learn how to walk in heels, makeovers and more. When asked about the creation of Pulp Fashion Week, Histoire de Courbes Founder Blanche Kazi shared the following with DailyVenusDiva.com:
“We have create Pulp’ Fashion Week to develop the plus size fashion industry. We want audacious and modern clothes for all women!” She continued, “A large part of women was forgoten by the evolution of fashion show and we are going to change it at our fashion show for pulpy women in paris one or two edition per year!”
Their models, also known as mannequins, were plus size women of various sizes, shapes and ethnicities.
Various U.S. news outlets have reported on this event which makes me smile. Despite fashion designers unwillingness to cater to plus size women, it’s refreshing to see plus size events get the attention that they deserve.