Tim Gunn on Plus-Size Fashion
While the team at Moxi Blu was busy developing the 2017 Collection, the discussion over the fashion industry’s long-time tendency to ignore “plus-sizes” (a weird term seeing as the average woman wears between a 16 and 18) gained a fabulous new voice in the one and only Tim Gunn! While Mr. Gunn made a splash in print and on television shows discussing his take on plus-size fashion, we wanted to make sure our Moxi Girls saw his passionate video essay on PBS Newshour.
He recognizes the stubbornness of a fashion industry that is simply stuck in old habits and assumptions about body size and how accessible designers (like, cough-cough Moxi Blu!) and retailers (like Walmart!) can partner to ensure that the all sizes are being designed for. This shouldn’t be a big ask, seeing as over size 16 demographic is outperforming other sizes with regard to growth in retail sales. As Tim Gunn says in the video below:
“There is no reason why larger women can’t look just as good as all other women…Plus-size women deserve fashion and they deserve choices!”