Kelvin Davis, one of the few successful plus-size male models in the United States, who’s been in seen in ads for Chubbies as well as that ill-fated #AerieMAN April Fools’ snafu, has finally been signed to a modeling agency.Over the weekend, Davis broke the news to Mic that Bridge Models, a curve modeling agency based in London, has signed him as one their influencers and models. Read more.
Watching New York Fashion week this season, we had a certain inkling that we were seeing more models of color on runways than ever before, and more plus-size and transgender models too. It felt like this season was signaling turning point for New York.According to a new report from the Fashion Spot, which meticulously tracks diversity on fashion week runways, we were right. Read more.
It may be heard to believe, but the first time a plus-size brand ever showed at New York Fashion Week was in just 2013, when Cabiria Style showed with a cast entirely made up of plus models.At the time, it was groundbreaking, and ended up blazing a trail for other brands to follow in its footsteps. On Tuesday, plus-size brand Torrid did just that, hosting its first-ever fashion week presentation, amid shows like Gabriela Hearst and Naeem Khan. Read more.