Yesterday marked the last day of Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City. The three-day event founded by Gwen DeVoe was developed to bridge the gap between plus-size consumers, designers and retailers. According to Gwen, plus-size customers spend a collective $25 billion dollars on apparel each year. She thinks the fashion industry has made some progress on the full-figure front, but has some way to go.
The event will only showcase plus-size designs, talented designers, retailers, local boutiques and “real size” models, but also promote economic development in the area of plus-size fashion design, clothing retail and plus modeling. The event will also create a networking opportunity for designers, boutiques, and other businesses. People was also able to attend discussion panels a big and tall male fashion show, shopping events, exhibitions, and a grand finale.
Full Figured Fashion Week will also be partnering with the charity Dress for Success, an organization that promotes economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire to help women thrive in work and in life.
Source: The Huffington Post, Plus-Size-Tall.com