This is my short commentary that I posted on Facebook regarding Tim Gunn's amazing article in the Washington Post.
"I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women." -Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn is hitting the nail on the head once again with this stunning portrayal of plus-size exclusion, in his Washington Post article, from the fashion industry.
Whether it is the fact that there is a severe gap in the market for plus-size clothing or the fact that "nude" undergarments still refers to cream and lightcomplexioned skin tones means that there is a lot of work to be done in the fashion industry to get up to speed with their own customers.
ALL WOMEN want to feel beautiful. Exclusion from a piece of clothing for any reason based on someone's appearance is absolutely ridiculous. However, I am so happy to see strides being made towards remedying these issues from people and companies like Tim Gunn and Nubian Skin who are making an impact in the fashion industry for the better.
Strictly speaking numbers and missed market, Tim Gunn talks about the fact that this is not simply an issue for the size 12 and up buyer but one that is to the detriment of designer and customer alike.
Read the Article Below:
Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace.