Two fashion shows aim to change face of fashion & modeling
Models of Diversity are holding a charitable fashion show Curves in Couture on 17 November 2011 at Tabernacle W11 (Notting Hill, London) for the fuller-figured woman. This catwalk extravaganza is a fundraiser for our sponsored charity The Advance Centre, a wonderful organization that helps the families of brain-damaged children. The show is supported by the British Fashion Council, and CEO of the BFC Caroline Rush will attend the event. As the main patron of The Advance Centre, the Countess Sondes will attend as well.
First will come The Diversity Show featuring Models of Diversity’s professional models of different sizes, shapes, heights and ability levels in all colours and races, sporting the latest in ready to wear fashion. Then Kelly Knox, winner of the BBC’s Britain"s Missing Top Model, will open the high-fashion show Curves in Couture, with top international curvy plus models such as Robyn Lawley, fresh off the cover of Vogue Italia, in sizes 14-18.
The models will wear couture, from both up & coming designers like Danielle Liane and Miss Lacy, and established design houses such as Anna Scholz and Jill Alexander, who will be flying over from California to premiere her fabulous Spring 2012 collection at the show.
We have 2 special celebrity guests, including ‘Dancing on Ice’ star Brianne Delcourt, presenting the event, and some fabulous entertainment planned. In addition to national and local press including a documentary on Sky TV for ‘Make Me a Supermodel’ and the BFC’s own press invite list, The Dish Network, the 2nd largest cable company in North America, will broadcast the event to over 16 million homes. All proceeds from the show benefit The Advance Centre.
This will be the first time that a plus-only catwalk show of this prestige has occurred in the UK, so we"re going to make a really big splash in the press about it. We all know that curvy models are still not being used in the mainstream of fashion and our extensive street surveys and petitions prove that people definitely want to see a change in the industry.
The public has shown time and time again to be frustrated with the unrealistic images of the ‘Size Zero’ trend and with over 45% of the UK female population being a size 16 or higher, we know the time is right for a show like this.
Curves in Couture Sponsors and Media Partners include: The Dish Network, Blooming Fabulous Media, Evolve Magazine, Sugar Group, Beautiful Magazine, Glacéau Vitamin Water, Navabi, Judgement of Paris, Valentino"s Dog Boutique, Vitabiotics Wellwoman,Signature Inspirations, Black Pig Catering, Plus-Size-Tall
Curves in Couture Designers: Jill Alexander, Anna Scholz, Jose Hendo, Ilda Di Vico Couture Milliner, Miss Lacy, Danielle Liane, Navabi, Renaissance Creative Designs, Kiss My Cherry
Curves in Couture Styling Team: Stylist Francesca Salih, Catwalk Trainer/ Choreographer Shelagh Brayshaw, Hair by Goodman & Brooks