NYFW To Host First Ever Plus Size-Only Fashion Show


With tweets, posts, and news of fashion week already pouring in, we here at Styleite are drowning in anticipation of the upcoming shows. And this season is sure to impress – and surprise, no doubt – with many firsts in store for New York Fashion Week. Not only is this the first time fashion week’s new home will host the shows, but this September will mark the very first time plus-size fashion will enjoy a spotlight – and runway – all its own.

OneStopPlus.com, the go-to online destination for plus-size fashion that is part of Redcats USA, is gearing up to produce the first ever plus-size fashion show during NYFW. Taking place on September 15th at Lincoln Center’s Atrium in Frederick P. Rose Hall, voluptuous looks will make fashion history as legendary industry names, like Lizzie Miller and Toccara Jones, strut down the runway in the latest trends for the spring season. The production, which is appropriately themed “Belle Epoque” – literally meaning beautiful era – will showcase the latest and greatest looks for the plus-size population, at a time when buxom beauties have garnered the favorable attention of much of the fashion industry.

“The recent confluence of events and energy within the plus-size movement makes this the perfect time for OneStopPlus.com to debut at New York Fashion Week,” says Stephanie Sobel, president of the online retailer. “Top plus-size models like Crystal Renn and Lizzie Miller in Italian Vogue, French Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire and others validate that this is the magic moment for plus sizes.”

Magic moment, indeed. The plus-size progression has been making strong headway and enjoying the support of some of fashion’s most influential insiders. With his Fall 2010 show for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs celebrated the
feminine curves of women in the 1950s and 60s, while the CFDA has even initiated rules and regulations for American fashion with the implementation of its 2007 Health Initiative. The online retail industry now joins the ranks of these plus-size proponents as OneStopPlus.com’s revolutionary runway show further validates those who are above a sample-size two.

The groundbreaking show is set to include awe-inspiring looks from brands such as Woman Within, Roaman’s, Jessica London, AVENUE, Taillissime and Ellos.

Galina Monaco, designer for OneStopPlus.com notes that each look has been carefully selected from the site’s lines to reflect the opulence evoked by the Belle Epoque-themed runway show. “Befitting our collection, elements of Belle Epoque are present with touches of feminine lace, rich drapery, decorative florals and, of course, the gilded shine of slight sequin embellishment,” states Monaco. And who doesn’t love a little sequin for fall?

With a fashion arsenal packed to the brim with industry greats – the ever beautiful plus-size icon and OneStopPlus.com brand ambassador, Emme, will be hosting the show’s red carpet – and a run-of-show sure to impress even the most incredulous of today’s fashion populace, the first ever plus-size fashion show to take place during New York Fashion Week will no doubt stake a claim in the ever growing push toward appreciation and celebration of women of all shapes and sizes.

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