It may only be September but I already know what I’m excited for this Autumn/Winter. No not just pumpkin spiced lattes and no not even Christmas (not quite yet anyway!).
I’m starting to get a little excited about The Curve Fashion Festival. For anyone that’s never heard of it, it’s a plus size fashion festival which takes place once a year, designed for ladies of all shapes and sizes from a size 14 up. Have I got your attention?
I’ve been to many fashion festivals and catwalk shows over the years due to my passion for the design industry, but my main issue? I never felt like I really fitted in? The clothes on sale would always go up to a size 12/14 max and the models all looked liked they’d walked out of Vogue, which I’m not slating at all – they were all absolutely gorgeous! But not being able to relate, not being able to imagine how you’d look in those clothes or that my body probably didn’t even fit in those clothes, it was more than a little disappointing. Was a little diversity too much to ask for?
So do you get why I’m so excited to go this year? I only actually found out what The Curve Fashion Fest was last year and it was just a few weeks before the event. I saw so many influencers and bloggers on social media rave about how amazing it was going to be, and after catching up on social media from home, I really got the feeling it was something amazing. Everyone who was posting from the day seemed so positive, having so much fun! Last year I wasn’t prepared, after realising how much of a journey it was from Somerset to Liverpool I gave it a miss. But this year? I’m well prepared. I’ve got my VIP ticket and I’m off!
This year with a change of location it sounds like it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! St George’s Hall, Liverpool. It will be filled with a huge market hall full of all your favourite, major and independent plus size brands, a beauty hub for a cheeky pamper and a spot of beauty shopping, a catwalk that is filled with on trend up coming fashion. And did I forget to mention? So many plus sized ladies all under one roof, including a few famous faces and truly inspirational women.
Catwalk image from Curve Fashion Fest 2017.