Plus-size models stage protest at London Fashion Week

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Plus-size models took to London Fashion Week in their lingerie yesterday to protest the industry’s lack of diversity on the runway [Photo: Getty]

A group of plus-size models took to London Fashion Week yesterday morning to call out the industry for its lack of diversity.

Model Hayley Hasselhoff led the protest in collaboration with plus-size retailer, Simply Be, to encourage designers to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes.

The group of models donned lace-emblazoned lingerie and carried signs outside the BFC Show Space which read messages such as, ‘LFW, Where are the Curves?’ and ‘Love your Curves’.

Plus-size models took to the BFC Show Space to protest against the industry’s lack of inclusivity [Photo: Getty]

Angela Spindler, chief executive of the company which owns Simply Be, told London Evening Standard: “We want the fashion industry to change the way it represents body shapes. This isn’t about ‘skinny shaming,’ we think that shape should be celebrated irrespective of size, and it’s time that the industry became more diverse. After all, fashion is for everyone.”

Last season, the fashion label hosted a plus-size runway show which included the likes of models Tess Holliday and Callie Thorpe.

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