Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor Patty Huntington praises Curve Edit show at Australian Fashion Week

A respected magazine editor attending Australian Fashion Week raved about The Curve Edit show featuring “size-inclusive” models, calling sizeism one of the “last bastions of discrimination”.

Harper’s Bazaar features and fashion news director Patty Huntington sat down with Josh Szeps on ABC radio on Friday to report on a week of fashion shows that saw unprecedented numbers of wheelchair, amputated and curvaceous models.

In April, Bella Model Management founder Chelsea Bonner announced that she would be hosting The Curve Edit show at her own expense of $100,000 because she was frustrated that none of her plus-size models were booked for fashion week.

“This is the first show we’ve ever had to include sizes, so it goes beyond the smaller sizes. Let’s face it, the average Australian woman is 14 to 16 years old,” Ms Huntington said. said Friday.

The fashion guru claims Chelsea’s phone “rang” after her fashion show was announced, with designers looking to book her clients for their main runway show.

“So it’s not just a curvilinear runway, but every show has models of curves that we’ve never seen before,” Ms Huntington said.

“She chalked it up to the publicity she got for the show, but also this social shift.

“Size discrimination is one of the last bulwarks of discrimination…Most people aren’t under a size eight, but you’ll never see anyone over a size eight on a runway.”

Harper’s Bazaar feature and fashion news director Patty Huntington (pictured) interviewed Josh Szeps on ABC Radio Friday for a briefing on Fashion Week

“This is the first show we’ve ever had to include sizes, so it goes beyond the smaller sizes. Let’s face it, the average Australian woman is 14 to 16 years old,” Ms Huntington said. (bottom right) said Friday

“This is the first show we’ve ever had to include sizes, so it goes beyond the smaller sizes. Let’s face it, the average Australian woman is 14 to 16 years old,” Ms Huntington said. (bottom right) said Friday

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Ms Huntington felt that previous efforts to include various sizes on the runway seemed “symbolic” and “tick”, but this was the first time there was a real interest in seeing different body types represented.

Designers avoid including sizes 10 and above on their runways because more fabrics are involved in the curation process and therefore more expensive, and they need to ensure that the garments can be sold at retail.

“Right now, inclusion size is the more popular term for models because you’re right, it’s the majority of the population. This should be considered the standard size, while the other sizes can be considered ‘petite’,” Ms Huntington said.

Model walks the runway wearing Embody's designs during The Curve Edit show

The fashion show itself started “quietly”, the fashion critic said, with T-shirts and jeans – “not that interesting” – before it built momentum and launched a series of drop-in eveningwear

The fashion critic said the show itself started “quietly”, with T-shirts and jeans – “less interesting” – before it built momentum and launched a series of drop-down eveningwear.

Fashion model Kate Wasley, who took part in a dedicated curve show, took to Fashion Week to lash out at other brands she believes are still not respecting size inclusivity.

“Seeing a stylish Afterpay future featuring 14 iconic Australian brands,” she wrote on Instagram last week.

“Could have been a great show but disappointed in terms of scale diversity. Loved seeing models in wheelchairs, all races, ages, genders, but no plus sizes??? Almost had it But no bueno.

“Cheers to all the shows that do it right.”

A model walks the runway in a Harlow-designed runway during The Curve Edit show

Jessie Hall at The Curve Edit show during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

An onlooker at the Curve Edit show told FEMAIL that while size inclusivity is a positive step, the lack of luster in the design itself is not “special that you can’t get at any other department store”

Designers avoid adding sizes 10 and above to their runways because more fabrics are involved in the curation process and therefore more expensive, and they need to ensure that the garments can be sold at retail

Designers avoid adding sizes 10 and above to their runways because more fabrics are involved in the curation process and therefore more expensive, and they need to ensure that the garments can be sold at retail

An onlooker at the Curve Edit show told FEMAIL that while size inclusivity is a positive step, the lack of luster in the design itself is not “something special that you can’t get at any other department store.”

Proudly calling herself a “fat activist”, Danielle Galvin posted a playful photo of herself on Instagram to raise awareness of “fat” discrimination.

But Ms Galvin’s mission has not been without challenges, and the 29-year-old has endured horrific threats and vile comments from ruthless internet trolls and those who disagreed with or misunderstood her message.

“I’ve always been a heavy kid since I was a child. In 2019, Ms Galvin, from North Queensland, told FEMAIL that despite being active, dancing, playing tennis and cycling, I was taller and bigger than other kids .

“When I was 11, my parents suggested I should get a personal trainer because I was frustrated with being a fat kid.

Proudly calling herself a 'fat activist', Danielle Galvin posts playful pics of herself on Instagram to raise awareness of discrimination against 'fat people'

Proudly calling herself a ‘fat activist’, Danielle Galvin posts playful pics of herself on Instagram to raise awareness of discrimination against ‘fat people’

“It turned into an ongoing obsession with weight loss and strict dietary restrictions. Eventually it turned into an eating disorder and depression/anxiety became part of my daily routine.

Ms Galvin struggled with these feelings until the age of 18 when she decided to see a psychologist and seek help for her eating disorder.

She started her Instagram account as a “direct response to the easy way people find eating disorder content on Instagram.”

“I decided to give a voice to those with bulk eating disorder. It has been growing since January 2013 and there has been a steady stream of people finding my account and joining our community,” she said.

Controversial Canadian psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson quit Twitter on Wednesday after being slammed for saying the plus-size Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model was “not pretty.”

Dr. Peterson, 59, known for his opposition to political correctness and “awakening” ideology, shared his thoughts on the magazine’s latest cover star Yumi Nu on Twitter on Monday, posting a photo taken by the curvy model, 36, While writing: ‘I’m sorry. Not beautiful.

“No amount of authoritarian tolerance will change that.”

Within seconds of posting the tweet, clinical psychologist, author and former University of Toronto professor Dr. Peterson was hit with a barrage of criticism from other users, many of whom started targeting his own appearance while others tagged He’s an “a***” and a “geek”.

'Professor against political correctness' Dr. Jordan Peterson quits Twitter after being slammed for saying plus-size models are 'not pretty'

‘Professor against political correctness’ Dr. Jordan Peterson announces he quits Twitter after being slammed for saying plus-size models are ‘not pretty’

Singer Ciara and plus-size model Yumi Nu (pictured) grace the four cover stars on the cover of the latest issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands on May 19

Peterson, 59, who lives in Toronto, commented on this cover image of plus-size Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Yumi Nu, 36

Nu is a Japanese and Dutch recording artist who last year became the first plus-size Asian model to appear as a rookie at SI Swim

Nu is a Japanese and Dutch recording artist who last year became the first plus-size Asian model to appear as a rookie at SI Swim

“My dude, you look like a kid’s skeleton covered in mayonnaise with dry lint on top. You’re not qualified to judge anyone’s beauty, you wobbly junkie,” someone retorted Peterson Ph.D., author of the international bestseller 12 Rules for Living: The Antidote to Chaos.

Others flipped the script by copying the text from the psychologist’s tweet and reposting it with his photo.

Initially, Peterson stood his ground, fighting back against the “caters” and insisted that the decision to feature a plus-size woman on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit was “a conscious and cynical act of such a good politically correct person. manipulation”.

In another tweet, he added: “This is a conscious and incremental attempt to manipulate and transform the concept of beauty, relying on the idiot philosophy that this preference is learned and appropriately changed by those who know better.”

However, after he continued to be bombarded with what he described as a “torrent of vicious insults”, Dr Peterson called it quits, announcing he was “leaving” Twitter while calling the social media platform “essentially and dangerously insane”.

He writes that the endless vicious insults are really not experienced anywhere else. “I love following people I know, but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it inherently and dangerously insane.”

He continued: “So I told my staff to change my password so I wouldn’t be tempted, and then I was leaving again.”

“If I had something to say, I would write an article or make a video. If the issue isn’t important enough to justify it, then it’s better to let it go.

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