Fashion's slow response to embrace plus size, or 'extended sizes' - a far healthier use of language - is enveloped in historical perceptions of 'thin' that reach right back to the last century. Positioned as the correct aesthetic, it has led to this sizing becoming the norm in western driven fashion terms.
Over the past few days, I've been shooting a lot of assignments for the British Fashion Council, as Getty Images is now its Official Supplier, which has meant I've been close to a lot of the action. Although, not all of it. We have a team of over 35 people on the ground, putting in 2,000 man hours to ensure every moment is captured during London Fashion Week--there's a lot going on.
I've been shooting London Fashion Week for over a decade. I love it. The showmanship and the glamour make it one of the highlights of my year. It's always been so theatrical. Take Vivienne Westwood's most recent Men's London Fashion Week: it was all acrobats - even clowns - and energy.
Now, with the most glitz and glam event in the fashion calendar just around the corner, it's time to scream about diversity, not whisper. In my eyes, the sooner we see a catwalk that is full of a variety of women, the better. Although small steps are undeniably a positive thing, it's time to strive for bigger leaps to be made to include women of every race, age, shape and size.
Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.
I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.
Credit 'Queen of Christian' by Edwin Antonio PhotoVogue featuring Dior Shoes EAS © Original painting, Frederic Leighton, Flaming
I find it paradoxical that fashion, an industry that thrives on newness, is also known for its rather traditional ways of thinking. So, when Burberry announced its game-changing in-season fashion calendar model, it made me take notice...
Having worked at the fashion coalface for over 15 years, as a photographer, PR and writer, I now balance on the edge of the bubble, peeping in. I advise retail clients on how to respond to their customers changing needs.
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