I may be a few days late on sharing this groundbreaking, eye popping, jaw dropping photo of a naked size 20 model strutting down the streets of Berlin Fashion Week due to some email issues. Last week, I received an email from Navabi, the high end designer online shopping site for plus size women informing me about a new campaign called "Finally Navabi." The campaign was designed to get the attention of the fashion industry to let them know that women above a size 12 deserve the same fashion as a woman who are a size 8. Seeing this gorgeous size 20 model would get anyone's attention, right?!
Navabi is placing a much needed focus on the disadvantages that a size 14+ woman faces when it comes to fashion. You guys know exactly what they're talking about, unflattering cuts, outdated styles, and cheap fabrics that are over priced. This campaign is showing a plus size woman in all her glory on the search for fashion in her size.
According to Navabi:
" This is not an attack on the fashion industry. It is quite the contrary. It was and is a call, an offer, for a closer cooperation with designers, labels, and for everybody who wants to actively participate in a better future."
All I have to say is kudos to Navabi and the model for having the guts to make such a bold statement when it comes to the lack of fashion for plus size women. I feel that the world thinks we are aliens from Mars that don't belong. Plus size women (and men) are often treated as irrelevant in the fashion industry. They think they can just give us any old garment and we should be happy with it. It's important for us as plus size shoppers to command and demand what we want from designers. We must be able to articulate what we want and will not go for. Why shouldn't we as plus size women have options that fit every aspect of our lifestyle? Why shouldn't we as plus size women be respected and not gawked at as if we don't deserve to have the finest in designer fashion. There is absolutely no reason and that's the message Navabi is sending to the fashion industry.
To see more of the photos and to find out more information about the campaign go HERE
What do you think about Navabi's campaign? Do you think the fashion industry will take notice?