Plus size fashion shakes up style world

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A model walks the runway during a presentation as part of Fashion Weekend Plus Size Summer 2015 collection show in Sao Paulo, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A model walks the runway during a presentation as part of Fashion Weekend Plus Size Summer 2015 collection show in Sao Paulo, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

SAO PAULO – Sao Paulo’s Plus Size Fashion Week took diversity as its inspiration. Fashion and beauty enthusiasts gathered to watch leading Plus Size designers reveal their Summer 2016 collections. The opening swimwear collection full of polka dot bikinis, pop art prints, and swing dancing struts.

Models walked the runway, proudly showing off the latest dress and swimwear designs for the more shapely figure. For Fashion Week organiser, Renata Poskus, the twelfth edition of the event was aimed at doing away with the myths that dictate a women’s dress code by the size on the tag.

“This event serves to break the myths that a fat woman cannot wear certain colours, short clothes. No, she can wear anything. Fashion is for everyone, fashion is democratic,” Poskus said.

For the models strutting their stuff, Plus Size Fashion Weekend is a way to smash the stereotype that models need to be rail-thin.

Paula Bastos, model and fashion blogger, said: “I never imagined it, I was always overweight, I was always fat, I never had the model prototype. I’m tall and people joke around saying if I were thin I could be a model. It’s great for me knowing that, being the way I am, I can have an impact on the lives of other women, show that I’m also beautiful, charming, it’s really cool.”

Now in its 12th edition, the event’s theme of diversity continues to shake up the style world in Brazil and beyond. – Reuters.

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