For the first time ever, New York Fashion Week had a show for a plus size line. Cabiria, designed by Eden Miller, is not only sexy and beautiful, but historic for NYFW.
Miller had a perfectly wonderful approach to being chosen for NYFW—she said that she thinks that “she was chosen to show at fashion week because she is a talented designer and her designs resonated with the organizers. The fact that her clothing is for plus size women was a non-issue.” Yes. This is a critical step towards viewing all women equally regardless of size, and the more we differentiate between plus sized versus straight sized clothing, the more we perpetuate the notion that plus sized women should be treated differently (I am guilty of this, too).
The line was a solid fuck you to the typical unflattering, boring, and sack-like heinous options afforded to plus size women. It featured loud colors, bold prints, and universally flattering silhouettes, which any woman can get behind. I’m a person who’s always thought I can’t “pull off” patterns or loud colors and normally stick to black and grey simple pieces. But these clothes look like fabric joy, and I’m inclined to add some color to my life from now on.
Here are the four best looks from Caribira’s NYFW runway show.
Yellow! As I mentioned, normally I hate all colors because I don’t know how to have fun, but this is the perfect amount of brightness well-balanced by the conservative cut:
I think the word you’re looking for is “VA VOOM!”
This is how you mix patterns: fearlessly (although I’m partial to a tucked in shirt over a pencil skirt).
Here’s designer Eden Miller being interviewed after the show:
While this is historic and great and a huge step for plus size visibility, let’s hope for a day when more bodies are represented across all runway shows, and it won’t be a big deal at all.
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Photos via Instagram (@francescordova, @caribiastyle, @curvily)