The Body Positivity Movement Is Changing The Fashion Industry

Body Positivity movement is creating awareness for sizing standards September is the month that cities across the world host Fashion Week. Fashion Week allows designers to showcase their best...

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Body Positivity movement is creating awareness for sizing standards

September is the month that cities across the world host Fashion Week. Fashion Week allows designers to showcase their best work for the upcoming year of fashion. In the past, the fashion industry has garnered criticism for hiring underweight models for shows–but that’s changing fast. The Body Positivity Movement, led by plus-size models and influencers like Tess Holliday, is leading many designers to become more size-inclusive.

“As the body positivity movement pushes forward full steam, with more and more designers using their platforms to highlight the importance and necessity of size diversity in fashion by speaking up, casting a wide range of models for their shows, and creating clothing for full-figured bodies, we’re inching more and more toward realizing an industry where everyone, regardless of their size, is finally respected and celebrated — and long-held standards of beauty that privileges thin people no longer exist,” Teen Vogue reports.

The Chromat show during New York Fashion Week, for example, featured plus-size models, including Tess Holliday, and models with disabilities. The Cushnie fashion show showcased models of all shapes and sizes, as well as chic fashion made for people who aren’t a size 0.

“This New York Fashion Week, inclusivity reigns supreme. Scores of plus-size and differently-abled models were seen strutting down the catwalk in all their glory,” Teen Vogue reported.

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