NYFW is about to get even more size-inclusive this Fall.
Plus size fashion brand Torrid has announced that they will be on the runway at NYFW: The Shows this September.
On the heels of Addition Elle announcing it will have a runway show during NYFW to unveil plus size model Jordyn Woods’ new collection with the brand, now we get another plus size fashion treat with this news!
According to the press release, the runway event, which will take place on Tuesday, September 12, joins a roster of over 70 shows taking place during the Spring/Summer 2018 collections, and heralds a bold new move towards increased diversity and inclusiveness in the fashion industry.
The Torrid runway show will also serve as a showcase for the brand’s third annual Model Search competition, serving as the semi-final competitive round for the top 10 finalists.
The panel of judges include designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton, celebrity makeup artist Priscilla Ono, and supermodel Candice Huffine. The finalists will get to walk the runway before going on to a third and final round of competition, where the winner is chosen by Torrid friends and fans.
On the runway, Torrid plans to unveil a preview of its Spring 2018 collection, featuring 40 looks representing key trends for the upcoming season: edgy rock n’ roll, romantic boho, and elevated details including hand embroidery and painted elements.
NYX Professional Makeup, a leader in the global color cosmetics industry, will finish off each look with their line of on-trend products as the official makeup sponsor.
Torrid CEO, Kay Hong said:
“As a brand that is committed to helping all customers find her personal style, we at Torrid feel it is important to showcase the diversity of plus offerings on the most influential stage in fashion. Ultimately our objective is to show great fashion combined with body positivity and inclusivity.”
Catherine Bennett, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Fashion added:
“IMG is proud to welcome Torrid to NYFW: The Shows. We appreciate the brand’s commitment to size inclusiveness and body-positive message and believe they are an excellent partner as we continue pushing the boundaries of the fashion industry.”
This is incredible news for the plus size fashion industry, proving that we are breaking those barriers and knocking down those doors leading to the mainstream fashion industry.
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