Plus size brand to show at the New York Fashion Week for the first time

The renowned and highly anticipated New York Fashion Week will feature a designer brand carrying plus-size fashion on the catwalk for the first time ever in its 70 years of history.

Calibria, which is known to carry 12-24 US sizes women’s wear, will highlight its 2014 spring/summer collection on September 6th at the Lincoln Centre. Calibria’s Creative Director, Eden Miler, stated in an interview with Fashionista that she and the rest of her label are very excited about the debut and their primary goal is to be seen just as the other fashion offerings and not as a side freak show.

This announcement is widely and wildly anticipated and celebrated by many people and industries who have criticized the entire fashion industry for its unreasonable obsession with ‘slim, size zero, thin deal’.

Tim Gunn, the Project Runway mentor and erstwhile professor at Parsons School of Design, said in a Huffington Post interview that fashion apparently ends when you get a size larger than 12. He also criticized the lack of options available for real women living in the real world, instead of the plethora of stick thin sizes and mannequins prevalent everywhere.

Tim Gunn added that it’s quite devastating that large-sized dresses and clothes seem to be designed hideously, especially if you go to the Fifth Avenue’s Lord and Taylor store, at the 8th floor where you will find the “Woman” department. He exclaimed that it’s rather fortunate that there are no windows on the floor, because if he were a size 16 or 18, he’d probably throw himself out of the window after seeing the hideously insulting clothes displayed there.

His sentiments are shared by the Tumblr account otherwise known as ‘WTF +size clothing manufacturers. Its creator, Roxy, shares her thoughts saying, it’s possible that big sized clothing designers think that plus size women are obsessed with cats and other animals, because all our clothes are designed in f******animal prints!

Calibria is breaking the norm, with carefully designed pieces that are priced at a decent $180 to start off, and was picked to be a part of the 1 and ½ hour Fashion Law Institute presentation at the New York Fashion Week.