The modelling industry which used to have skinny models strut the runway is now witnessing the introduction and growth of plus-sized models on the runway.
In October 2016, the Lagos Fashion & Design Week witnessed plus-size models strut the runway. This is so, to start the conversation about body diversity, Latasha Nwagube says.
Latasha Ngwube, a lifestyle and fashion journalist launched the ‘About That Curvy Life’ platform, to empower curvy women and advocate the stigma faced by the plus-size community in Africa.
In a chat with CNN, Latasha, who was able to get her plus-size model to the runway after much lobbying, said,
“We’re getting a foot in the door. People have to see plus fashion in a way they never have before. You can become that which you desire if you believe that you deserve to be considered beautiful.”
“I snuck into the crowd and was watching the girls go. I was looking at people standing, screaming, clapping and I started to cry. I was shaking and crying in the crowd, I couldn’t contain it.
“I wish I could bottle that feeling and just sip on it every day of my life.”