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M. Lopez
22nd November 2007, 21:56
Curvy Girl Clothing gave everyone the best example of what an ideal plus-size fashion show could look like, as posted in the recent thread about that company, and it's nice to see others following their lead.

I found a couple of articles today about a size-positive staged by Philadelphia University students, expressly to foster pro-curvy ideals. The titles of the articles say it all:

- Local Fashion Show Battles Super-Thin, 'Size-Zero' Culture (http://www.nbc10.com/news/14664764/detail.html)

- Battling The Size "0" Culture (http://www.nbc10.com/news/14662108/detail.html)

The show's angle on "diversity" isn't so great, though, since that word (and the idea behind it) tends to focus too much on politics and not enough on aesthetics. Also, a student fashion show can't make as compelling a statement about the commercial vialibity of plus-size fashion as a retailer's show can.

Still, I really liked this mauve-colored design from the show. (The model is on the right, the designer on the left.) Nice colours, cute necklace, attractively abbreviated length.

http://achancetoheal.org/art/diversity/whoareyou.jpg

It would look better on its own, without the shrug.

It's always encouraging to see young women combating the anorexic standard.