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🌸 M E R A K I 🌸
I had such a fab time at this gorgeous event today! Such a cool concept, location, delish food and the models and catwalk - YASSS!
One thing I do want to address though after attending @meraki_cbr today is size diversity.
There was a range of truly beautiful, local models, however there wasn’t anyone walking above a size 10/12 AU which I was very disappointed to see.
I was really hoping to see a more size inclusive catwalk today. Often the industry talks about being diverse and inclusive regarding size but then can fall short in delivery.
I appreciate Canberra is small, but I feel there is no reason to not show a size inclusive range of models (and thus labels) when there is a great pool of talent available.
To combat you may say, well why not apply then? In answer, I did apply to model in this event, however was not chosen, which is totally cool. The reason given was due to the number of applications and not logistically being able to get all models ready in time if wearing a single look each. But I would have liked to see more size diversity within the models walking today. This is not to put down ANY of them AT ALL, they are all wonderful in their own right.
There were many garments I saw that I would love to wear, to then find the designers don’t cater for my size (which is about the average Australian woman’s size). I appreciate this is a multi-faceted complex issue and change takes time.
But change also starts with me.
I want to use my voice and experience to facilitate change in this.
I’ve walked in prior Canberra fashion events and want to see people my size and beyond represented in my capacity as not only a model but also a consumer.
All together it was a bloody cool event and I had a rad time! I also totally appreciate and get that organising an event of this scale is extremely hard work and I don’t wish for this to denigrate the fabulous show we were treated to. I’m so happy and proud to see and attend a locally made & produced show with a bunch of very driven, talented women at the helm. It was such a great afternoon, I just want to see more bigger bodies at the same time too. ❤️ ...
Cachetona, pero feliz ✨✨💕💕 // Chobby but happy 😊 ...