Size 14 models cause catwalk row at London Fashion Week
Leading to a backstage row, the stylist hired for the event quit on learning that three larger sized models had been chosen to showcase Fast’s signature knitted minidresses.
Speaking to The Observer, Fast’s managing director, Amanda May, confirmed that the stylist had resigned, but added that she was, ‘so happy we stuck to our guns over the casting.’
Bringing the size zero debate back to Fashion Week again, Fast decided to use normal size girls after working with size 12 model Hayley Morley for the All Walks Beyond the Catwalk exhibition.
Launching to coincide with Fashion Week, the photography exhibit features models ranging from size 8 to 16, and aged 18 to 65, wearing clothes by London’s hottest new designers.