A 16-year-old model's Instagram post about anorexia has gone viral, showing a photo of her today and one from a year ago.
Bella Hadid recently announced that she was joining the Nike family, posting a picture of her standing below one of the sportswear giant’s billboards. The 20-year-old model may have been welcomed with open arms by the fashion industry but Nike fans have criticised the brand for choosing an ‘unhealthy’ model, claiming Bella is ‘too thin’ to be the face of fitness. Comments accusing Nike of encouraging eating disorders in young women have also been left with one Instagram user saying: “I love her but how is she modelling Nike?
With just a few days before the doors are thrown open on this year’s London Fashion Week, the spotlight has once again turned to the size of the models strutting their stuff on the runway. The latest attempt to bring healthy body image to the forefront of LFW comes from the Women’s Equality Party (WEP). Leader of the WEP, Sophie Walker, explained to Yahoo that they are calling on British designers to show at least two sample sizes, one in a UK size 12 or above, as opposed to the size 6 that is currently the industry standard.
“There have been times I’ve look [sic] in a mirror and wished for a perfect figure,“ she wrote in a comment on the video. Within 24 hours of being posted, the video had already been viewed more than 30 million times, with 350,000 shares.