True beauty knows no boundaries. Fashion designer Christian Siriano seemed to espouse this change in the fashion world, one model at a time.
The “Project Runway” star admitted that he had no intentions to be revolutionary or make a bold statement. As a designer, he explained that his job is to dress people and make them look good.
In the recently concluded New York Fashion Week, Siriano sent five plus size women on the catwalk. It made a lot of heads turn.
Fashion industry had been accustomed with size-0 women walking the runway. Skinny rules. Plus-size are ignored.
No wonder comedian Leslie Jones was grateful to Siriano for creating her dress.
Siriano noted that his work for Jones was not meant to be a bold statement in fashion. He had actually dressed women bigger than Jones. He shrugged it off and was feeling “odd” to receive such adulation.
Regarding his option to include plus-size women in New York, he revealed that it was a decision to add more sizes for his fashion line. No “crazy statement” to support a mindset change in the fashion world.
Siriano had been collaborating with Lane Bryant, a fashion brand that caters to plus-size women. His second collection offers size 14 to size 28, with a tag price between $50 and $100.
Plus-size is fashion niche, which Lane Bryant captured. Shoppers in this category feel free to try on clothes and fashion items without feeling embarrassed or even harassed. It felt like a haven to have a clothing shop that offers fashionable pieces for plus-size women
Siriano observed that seeing size-0 and plus-size women on the runway will soon be the “new standard.”
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