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No Matter What Shape

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No Matter What Shape

Every fashion week there is something that makes people stop and think, “what?”
But we’re kind of fans of what’s been happening in London.

Designers have been sending pregnant models down the runway. Temperley London, Giles and Anya Hindmarch all decided to include expectant mothers in their lineup. It’s refreshing that these ready-to-wear designers have been embracing women of all shapes, at any stage in life – and highlight that pregnant women shouldn’t feel excluded from the fashion world. It was, in a way, also a show of solidarity with pregnant models, who are often left out of work until they regain their former shape.

What do you think about pregnant models on the runway? Do you think other designers will follow suit?

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  • Je trouve ça plutôt cool! Ces dernières années, je trouve que les grossesses sont moins “négativisées”, vues comme quelque chose qui nous met au chômage, on peut aussi citer les mannequins de Victoria’s Secret ou les danseuses étoile de l’opéra de Paris, maintenant avoir un enfant ne signifie plus la fin de sa carrière :)

    Bisous!

    Cécile

    http://www.maxcebycecilej.com

  • Anyhow those pregnant models are still thinner than average.

  • London. KateMiddleton. Pregnant. Designer clothing. I suspect a connection.

  • I absolutely think designers should be inclusive with their models and their clothes. I love that designers and campaigns are showcasing all generations and are now adding all the roles and identities that women have such as mother, to their idea of how to design clothing. I feel this promotes solidarity among women rather than dividing us into categories such as old/young and pregnant/not pregnant. When I was pregnant there was still this very big emphasis on modesty and wearing tent-like garments to cover you up. When shopping with my daughter for clothes last year when she was pregnant I see that woman want to wear their clothing as usual, stretch dresses and tops, the emphasis on comfortable and chic. Women are also given much more permission to be active during pregnancy and the line between clothing for pregnant women and non-pregnant women has been blurring. I love it, more of it.

    Accidental Icon
    http://www.accidentalicon.com

  • If only someone would make some decent maternity wear… Horizontal stripes and polyester? No thanks.

  • pregnant models are awesome — it’s inspiring

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • The fashion industry politicizing pregnancy is in one word nonsense! Being a “woman” is hard enough in terms of the constant struggle that their construct of beauty imposes if not demands. Now we have the “model” pregnancy – pun intended, to contend with??? The fashion industry needs to start thinking about their ramifications i.e. they should think and then think again and then think well about the statements they make…Women have been doing pregnancy forever and for the fashion industry to finally catch on is very telling of what they’ve thought about women all along – immature, physically unattractive (why else would the stick-thin boyish body type dominate) and as objects to manipulate!

  • Hello!
    I am a huge fashion addict so when the time of fashion weeks come, every other thing, even the world stops existing for a while :). That’s why you left me quite surprised after reading this article because the information about pregnant models on the runway didn’t hit my place somehow. Anyway, I’m so glad to read this news and can no more than agree with the whole concept!
    I’ve spotted a certain kind of change based on the appearance of the models recently. I even read few articles about the ‘plus-size-models’ revolution we should expect soon. As for the pregnant women, the idea of including them /if their health and condition allows that/ is wonderful! Even when you focus on the financial aspect – a pregnant model technically loses her job (and gains) for nine months of pregnancy, and many others after giving birth. Unfortunately, bills don’t take their pregnancy break. So if there were similar acts of this kind in the future, I’ll be the first one in the row (for sure, applauding).

    However, since many designers do not include maternity lines in their collections, this might be probably possible during first months of pregnancy only. I haven’t been pregnant yet but already feel compassion as it can be very complicated to style the bump.

    Regards ;),
    Katarina Bradacova

    http://www.thestyleexpose.com/

  • I definately want to see more pregnant models on shows and magazines! And pregnant women on blogs!

  • Es fantástico!

  • i think it’s great when there is a versatility
    at every thing !

    http://nurielfashion.blogspot.co.il/

  • Très jolis exemples de diversité!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://www.fashionmusingsdiary.com

  • C’est une blague? Jai du regarder 20 fois la photo avant de voir qu’elles étaient enceintes! Et vous appelez ca une victoire d’avoir des baby bumps sur les podiums?!
    C’est comme de s’extasier sur l’ouverture aux femmes plus rondes car une fille faisant du 36 au lieu de 32 défile!
    On frole le ridicule…

  • I like this idea. A new take on fashion week yes.

  • Marjolaine February, 26 2015, 10:21 / Reply

    Je n’avais pas vu non plus qu’elles étaient enceintes… Elles sont tellement minces…
    Je pense que la mode aura tout compris quand les filles qui défileront feront n’importe quelle taille et correspondront plus physiquement à la femme d’aujourd’hui. Perso je trouve les modèles très jolies mais si maigres que pas une seconde ça ne me fait envie. La mode doit faire rêver et malheureusement c’est rarement le cas.

  • Je trouve cela absolument génial ! Surtout que les femmes enceintes font souvent plus healthy que les mannequins squelettiques !

    Je suis pour, c’est par des petites choses comme ça qu’on fait avancer les choses !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

  • I love how the few but growing number of designers are reflecting woman and men of all sizes, ages, stages and cultural diversity. Truly reflecting the global culture we are!

  • BADASS as F*#k

  • I find the pretense of this claim to be ridiculous and insulting – as if it were enough to send superthin models who happen to be pregnant (I could barely tell from the photos, BTW) to be inclusive of women of ”all shapes and sizes” at “any stage of their life”…really? I’d like to see real diversity on the runway, and not just in terms of plus sizes, just different body types/ages in general. Just my 2 cents…

  • Based on the photos, I couldn’t even tell they were pregnant.

  • Indeed, a lot of pregnant women work during their pregnancy, unless there is a health problem involved, so , yes , why not pregnant models , too?….however, I think there is still road ahead to familiarize real people with models….not quite there yet to body-type, nor age diversification….but deep down I think it is not only the designers’, but also the consumers’ perspective that needs to change….people in general still tend to prefer to look at thinner taller silhouettes…still looking at what is supposed to be, rather than what it is….

  • Hello!
    I just finished watching the grandiose Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2015 runway show and I was like: ‘What I need to do know is to head straight to Garance Doré site, find this article and post this comment.’ So I’m doing it :).
    Did the whole Studio use a crystal ball when writing this article? It was like a touch of déjà vu when I saw the most ravishing Bianca Balti proudly owning the catwalk and even more proudly showing her bump.
    The whole setting and idea of ‘mamma-honouring’ has been incredible! After all, we just have to be in love with Domenico and Stefano, there is no other way!

    Thank you for posting this article, I love the way the work of bloggers, designers, artists intersects. Mesmerizing!
    #GaranceDore #DolceandGabbana #mamma

    Regards,
    Katarina Bradacova

    http://www.thestyleexpose.com/

  • Hello!
    I just finished watching the grandiose Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2015 runway show and I was like: ‘What I need to do know is to head straight to Garance Doré site, find this article and post this comment.’ So I’m doing it :).
    Did the whole Studio use a crystal ball when writing this article? It was like a touch of déjà vu when I saw the most ravishing Bianca Balti proudly owning the catwalk and even more proudly showing her bump.
    The whole setting and idea of ‘mamma-honouring’ has been incredible! After all, we just have to be in love with Domenico and Stefano, there is no other way!

    Thank you for posting this article, I love the way the work of bloggers, designers, artists intersects. Mesmerizing!
    #GaranceDore #DolceandGabbana #mamma

    Regards,
    Katarina Bradacova

    http://www.thestyleexpose.com/

  • Ohhhhh please…….the models in these photos are NOT the definition of pregnant women. When the designers decide to show their fabulous clothes in real beautiful women with curves, then we’ll talk about it!

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