With my recent posts that an increasing number of companies are using plus size models, it is apparent that the trend is not my imagination as UK Model Agency is reporting that more companies are requesting models who better represent the general public and can keep it real!
So, we are not imagining that the trend is on the increase. ’Size doesn’t mean shame,’ says Helen Stark, fashion editor for UKMA. ‘Men and women are certainly getting bigger and the fashion industry has recognised this and know they now need to represent men and women of bigger stature.’ She goes on to say, ‘now has never been a better time for those who have got the swagger and the look, to consider going into modelling, even if they are a size 20. With more and more fashion outlets opening to cater for larger sizes, models are needed to sell the clothing in the fashion shows in the first place, but also for the hundreds of plus size catalogues that are sold on behalf of plus size clothing companies.’
We’ll be watching! Let’s hope this trend continues! Also, I would like to introduce our newest blogger, Mirabai! Check out her site Moving Free with Mirabai!