Annually for the last six years, plus size women have counted the days until Full Figured Fashion Week (FFF Week). FFF Week is our version of that other fashion week that many plus fashionistas love to attend and keep up with but always felt there was something missing because plus size fashion wasn’t visible on the runway. This is what inspired Gwen Devoe to create FFF Week, which has been going strong ever since.
Every June, plus size fashionistas, bloggers, media, retailers, designers, models, photographers and others descend onto New York City for this week-long event where you can attend not only runway shows but panel discussions, a shopping event, a networking event, an all-white cruise, a fitness class and more. People have flown in from other countries to attend and FFF Week has truly become a global event that is on the plus size fashion industry’s radar.
Our Editor-in-Chief Madeline Jones chatted with Gwen in this month’s issue of PLUS Model Magazine and Gwen offers a sneak peek at what to expect at this year’s event and more. Fresh off the casting tour that hit many US cities this year, Gwen also discusses how many models are chosen for FFF Week as well as tips to aspiring models on how to nail an audition.
To read more of our exclusive interview with FFF Week’s Gwen Devoe, click here. The interview is on pages 123-126.
While you’re there, please check out the entire April 2014 issue, The Bridal & Beauty Issue, sponsored by plus size special occasion retailer Sydney’s Closet. This issue has 150+ pages of so many wonderful articles, interviews and editorials that are all about bridal, beauty, in-depth interviews and inspiration.