Tomorrow morning on BBC Radio Oxford I’ll be discussing the casting of ‘normal-size’ models in fashion shows. This hot topic has had a lot of attention this week following the announcement that New York Fashion Week is allowing larger models onto the catwalk in an effort to showcase ‘real women’ shoppers. Today in the UK, high street retailers New Look and M&S have also declared that they will follow suit and feature size 14 models at the upcoming Look Show at the Saatchi gallery in Chelsea. The show is due to coincide with the start of London Fashion Week and will feature top ‘plus-size’ model Crystal Renn attired in size 14 clothes from such retailers as Oasis and French Connection.
Be sure to tune in to 95.2FM BBC Radio Oxford tomorrow when I’ll be giving my opinion on whether clothes look better on slimmer frames and what I really think about advertisers who insist on using size 6 models. This groundbreaking development in the world of fashion is sure to spark an interesting discussion tomorrow, don’t miss it!