It’s well documented that the fashion industry has a plus-size problem. It’s seen in the lack of clothing options above a 12 and lack of representation in ad campaigns, editorials, and other imagery. There’s a long way to go before proclaiming true progress and inclusivity. But there are a handful of designers aiming to be a part of the solution by showing size diversity on their runways during New York Fashion Week.
With inclusive casting already in the DNA of brands such as Christian Siriano and Chromat, it’s no surprise—but exciting nonetheless—that show-goers were met with megastar personalities such as Marquita Pring and Precious Lee on the spring 2020 runways this past weekend. However, it’s also worth recognizing when brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Kate Spade New York hire a range of body types (even if it’s for the first time) because it means that designers and casting agents are listening and actively taking steps toward a more body-diverse future. That said, it also doesn’t hurt that women like Paloma Elsesser have a sick runway walk. Ahead, a reminder—and a celebration—of all the curve models who worked New York Fashion Week like a legitimate Super.
See every single curve model appearance on the spring 2020 runways (and, in some see-now-buy-now cases, fall 2019) during New York Fashion Week, ahead.