About the Brand: Henning just launched this September is already making waves throughout the industry. Founded by a former plus-size model and fashion editor, Henning’s brand DNA focuses on tailoring and work-ready pieces for women size 12 and up. We’re expecting great things from this newcomer to space!
You got your start in the industry as a model then you became a fashion editor. From your experience, why do you think the industry is averse to creating both content and clothing for women of all sizes?
I think foremost, a lot of people just don’t want to do it because they don’t think women above size 12 deserve to be included in fashion. And secondly, because it’s a giant undertaking—it’s a lot of effort, a lot of knowledge that people don’t have, and it’s a lot of money. So for those two reasons combined, I think a lot of the fashion industry ignores plus-size women.
From an editorial and content aspect, I think because fashion has typically excluded plus-size people from both the inside and outside, everything from clothing offerings to content reflects that. So if there is nobody at a magazine who is plus-size, then it’s probably likely that nobody is covering the plus-size beat at that magazine.
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