I’m sure by now you have seen coverage from the 2nd Annual Full Figured Fashion Week extravaganza due to the hard work of bloggers in the curvy community. For people who could not make it, they posted pictures on their blogs, face book pages and endless tweets that provided an insight into the event that made one feel as if they were actually present. I would like to personally thank all bloggers who provided this experience for everyone as it enhanced the experience beyond New York, and brought the coverage into an entire world of followers and fans of the curvy community!
Some of my favorite bloggers went the extra mile, tweeting and posting pictures simultaneously!
Christina of Musings of a Fatshionista
Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista
I kept up with Christina of Musings of a Fatshionista and Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista. Check them out! They have behind the scenes footage, as well as exclusive pics taken from their point of view.
Now on to the fashion:
I was quite surprised and excited by the clothing this year! Each designers point of view was clear and distinctively different from each other, giving plus women a range like no other for the future of fat fashion. Some of my favorite designers had darker collections, like Susan Moses, whose collection was all black, but captured my eye because of exciting details like fringe, glitter, and slick leather gloves that would be great staples in any city fashionista’s wardrobe! So thumbs up on the fashion!
Now on the models:
Now I know most people would rather focus on the fashion, but as an aspiring model and a person that believes that the model/designer relationship is important (like project runway), I must play devil’s advocate here and say that I was not impressed by some of the modeling. In the videos you will see some ladies almost bumping into to one another, incredibly slow walking, and extreme posing at the end of the runway. Now, I’m all for looking lively coming down the runway like the 90’s models did, Tyra and Naomi for instance, but it is a problem to not know how to walk in a straight line, and to do too much posing. Knowing what to do and what not to do on the runway is extremely important in keeping a fashion show fluid and neat, which some of the shows clearly lacked.
But all in all, I am grateful that this opportunity even exists. To see many body types/shapes walk the runway is refreshing, and it gives me hope for the future of modeling as well as my own future in modeling. But, if we want to be taken seriously and looked at on the level of NY Fashion Week we must clean up the messy stuff and get highly professional. The same can be said for for the venue, but this is the second year and I’m sure we’ll see vast improvements next year.
So, is the clothing amazing? Am I being too harsh on the models? Take a look at the videos and let us know what you think!
Jewel Shannon Couture