The British Plus Size Fashion Weekend at London Fashion Week AW13

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The British Plus Size Fashion Weekend will be the first time local and international designers, speakers, models and retailers will have the chance to come together to showcase their collection and passion for plus sized women.

The BBC estimates that 60.8 per cent of UK adults are overweight, so with a growing population of plus size ladies who are embracing their curves, it’s about time there was an event to celebrate all that is great about being plus size and curvy! The British Plus Size Fashion Weekend will be paving the way in the industry for plus size designers, retailers and consumers, and bringing everyone together in two venues hosted by amazing and inspirational speakers!

Keynote industry professional Gemma Collins will join Big Brother 2012 contestant Rebecca Hannon who is already on board as one of the official Curvy Ambassadors for the event. Professional models supplied by Milk Management will be hitting the ‘Simply Be’ sponsored exclusive catwalk with the latest fashion trends from across the globe – think finest collections from America & Europe. Simply Be, Carolyn Drapiere, Syreeta Badu, Pauline et Julie, Curvissa, Live Unlimited.

The weekend will be packed with everything related to being plus size, including a swap shop hosted by well known international French blogger Gaelle Vanessa Prudencio. At the all day plus size market place on the Saturday will be a panel discussion with the following keynote industry professionals – (1) Gemma Collins, 2) Velvet D’ Armour – International plus size model and the first plus size model to walk in a Jean Paul Gautier show, 3) Anna Shillinglaw CEO of modelling agency Milk Management, 4) Jessica Kane International renowned blogger and CEO of American plus size magazine Skorch, 5) Rianne Ward CEO of Evolve Magazine, the leading UK magazine for curvy women, 6) Lauren Ding UK blogger and moderator of Evolve Magazine.

Music will be performed by the Basement Jaxx lead vocalist Vula Malinga and her new band.

The organisers
‘Trapped In A Skinny World’ is a plus-size vintage fashion boutique set up by Remi Ray, a 25 year old young British entrepreneur. Remi gained her fashion background from the London College of fashion and her degree in Fashion Management and Marketing at UCA. Remi has always had passion for fashion and particularly the importance of feeling good about yourself as a curvy woman. Remi chose to give plus-size women a chance to engage in fashion events simultaneously with the main London Fashion Week.

Rianne Ward is CEO & Creative Director at Evolve Intl Media Ltd, a lifestyle brand created for the plus size community. Evolve embodies products and services covering Health, Beauty, Fashion, Fitness and Self Empowerment, with the flagship product Evolve Magazine the UK’s #1 Online Magazine for Curvy Women. Rianne is a media professional with 15yrs experience in television, the music industry and fashion. Herself a plus size woman, she envisions helping all women ‘Be Proud – Be You.’

Event Weekend: 15th & 16th Feb 2013
Venue: 15th Feb Beach Blanket Babylon & 16th Feb Shoreditch Town Hall on the Saturday
Time: 12-7pm
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