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HSG
12th January 2010, 11:25
<br>Without a doubt, the most exciting runway event of the last several years (indeed, since the final Lane Bryant Cacique show in 2003) was Full-Figured Fashion Week 2009.

Last year's event featured a dream finale, a polished and professional catwalk presentation starring two of the most gorgeous plus-size models of all time, the luscious <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1567" target="_blank">Kailee O'Sullivan</a>:<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ko/fffweek01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ko/fffweek01a.jpg" border="0" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>and the opulent <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1568" target="_blank">Katherine Roll</a>. Has any runway, ever, contained as much beauty as FFFWeek did, between these two goddesses? Not likely.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/kr02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/kr02a.jpg" border="0"></a></center><p>It is an experience not to be missed. And with that in mind, we are delighted to note that FFFWeek will return in 2010. The dates for this year's event were announced earlier today:<p><blockquote><i>Full Figured Fashion Week 2010 will begin on Wednesday, June 16 and end with a black tie awards and fashion event on Saturday, June 19 in New York City.</i></blockquote><p>More information will appear when the FFFWeek Web site (linked below) is updated, as it will be in the near future.

We earnestly hope that this year's event will likewise feature Kailee, Katherine, and as many other Judgment of Paris favourites as possible. Just think--where else in the world can anyone see living goddesses of such indescribable loveliness, dressed in gorgeous clothing, walking the runway and bringing Classical Antiquity to life? FFFWeek puts all other fashion shows to shame, and offers a glimpse of a better world--a world where full-figured femininity is once again the acknowledged ideal of beauty.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ko/fffweek01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ko/fffweek01b.jpg" border="0" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>(Photographs by Richard Lew, who will be the primary photographer at this year's event. Click images to enlarge.)<p>- <a href="http://www.fffweek.com/" target="_blank">Full-Figured Fashion Week</a>

Hannah
1st March 2010, 13:52
I can't get over how sumptuously alluring Katherine looked in the pictures from Full-Figured Fashion Week last year. If there was ever a case of a living goddess on the runway, she was it. Every dress that she wore clung to her soft figure, defining her gorgeous curves. And Kailee's face has never looked prettier than in the FFFWeek stills. What an incredible event - plus-size runway done right.

The FFFWeek site has now posted the tentative schedule of the event.

http://www.fffweek.com/main.php?a=schedule&b=schedule

The week will open with a catwalk presentation of some kind, which should be interesting:

Wednesday, June 16th
* Welcome to FFFWeek Opening Event (Runway Showcase, Young Designers Initiative & Press Reception) - 6:30 PM
(Location TBD)
But the main event, the big runway show, will be on Saturday:

Saturday, June 19th
* Finale Event Red Carpet Arrivals & VIP Cocktail Reception - 5:00-6:30 PM
(Location TBD)
* Finale and Awards Showcase - Doors Open at 6:00 PM, Showtime 7:00 PM
(Location TBD)
That will be a sight to see! I hope the show will feature Katherine and Kailee again, along with many other goddesses.

HSG
22nd March 2010, 06:31
<br>How much do we adore Full-Figured Fashion Week? More than it is possible to say. It is quite simply one of the most exciting and size-celebratory ventures in the plus-size industry.

Earlier today FFFWeek announced its model requirements for the forthcoming 2010 event. The precise stipulations can be viewed at the FFFWeek <a href="http://www.fffweek.com/main.php?a=registration&b=models" target="_blank">model-registration page</a>, but to give you an idea of why this event is so utterly brilliant, and is on the <i>true</I> cutting edge of the industry, pointing plus-size fashion in the direction that it needs to go if it wishes to be relevant to full-figured women worldwide, here are the most pertinent points:

<strong>Model Requirements:</strong>

FEMALE

- Minimum height: <strong>5'7</strong> without heels. (If you are a plus petite model, you are encouraged to submit but [...] first consideration will be given to models who are at least 5'7".)
- Dress size: <strong>14 - 22</strong>
- Runway experience is mandatory Bravo, bravo, bravo.

Once again, FFFWeek gets it right. It stipulates that plus-size models must <i>begin</I> at a U.S. size 14, and it allows sizes up to a 22--both numbers being far superior to what one finds elsewhere in the industry today.

Just imagine how gorgeous, and subversive, and powerful an industry we would have if all plus-size print campaigns featured models <i>no smaller than a 14,</i> and included girls in all sizes up to at least a 22.

The customers would love it, as they would finally see themselves represented by the models. The industry would acquire a deep pool of talent at the larger sizes, with many looks represented. The general public would regularly be treated to the sight of plus-size beauty, and they would respond to it and embrace it.

Oh, and don't miss the other exciting stat noted above: FFFWeek's height parameter is <strong>5'7</strong>, which is a much better point at which the plus-size industry <i>should</I> accept models, rather than foolishly restricting itself to models 5'9 and up, since so many of the most popular girls in the industry are 5'7 and 5'8. FFFWeek even allows for petite-model submissions, and while it understandably prefers models 5'7 and higher, this is still worlds superior to the rest of the industry, where plus-size petite often isn't even considered.

That the show requires runway experience is an excellent stipulation, of course, as are all of the casting requirements. As last year's event proved, this is a top-quality event with the highest of production values. It better represents the plus industry, and full-figured modelling, than any other runway show in the world--bar none.

Luscious Katherine Roll (45-37-51) bringing Classical beauty to life at FFFWeek 2009:<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/kr05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/kr05a.jpg" border="0" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>- <a href="http://www.fffweek.com/main.php?a=registration&b=models" target="_blank">Click to read FFFWeek's model registration page</a>

Meredith
29th March 2010, 09:24
In addition to accepting model submissions, FFFWeek is now taking applications for a special model slot - something called "The Face of Full-Figured Fashion Week."

The specifications and prizes are all laid out on the registration page:

http://www.fffweek.com/main.php?a=registration&b=face

But the one requirement that stands out to me as especially commendable is this:

2. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Contestants must be at least 18 years old and wear at least a dress size 14 and submit one professional (1) full-length photo and one (1) professional headshot.
Excellent. In this contest, as in the runway requirements, FFFWeek acknowledges that plus-size models should begin at size 14, and go up from there. No faux-plus models, thank you very much!

In every sense, this event gets it right. If only the rest of the industry would follow suit.

Kaitlynn
2nd April 2010, 22:41
It was just reported that Emme will be the guest host of FFFWeek. That will ensure significant press coverage.

Emme's recent appearance on the Rachel Ray show, where she spotlighted fashions for over a size 20, proved her commitment to genuinely full-figured women. She is very media savvy, and thus an excellent choice to host this event.

MelanieW
23rd April 2010, 08:12
Just in case anyone hasnt noticed yet, tickets are now available for all of the events of FFFWeek. The list, along with links for purchasing tickets, appears here:

http://www.fffweek.com/main.php?a=schedule&b=schedule

Of course, the big event is:

Sat. June 19, 2010 | 6:30PM - 3:00AM
Semi-Formal Finale Runway Showcase, Awards Ceremony and Afterparty Event
That is the main, final runway show. It even has two classes of tickets.

But there are a number of other interesting events earlier in the week too. The old Lane Bryant lingerie runway shows in New York were always closed affairs, so I am glad to see that this major runway event is open to the public.