Fashion design students are seriously the most practical thinking people ever.
Parsons students are petitioning for “plus-size” mannequins at their school, RunwayRiot found.
You know, so they can get some experience designing wearable tech trench coats that are actually in touch with what People Actually Look Like Today. What the average American woman is=14, what a mannequin with which the best and the brightest learn to create clothes based on at Parsons = mostly, much less than that, it would seem. Fashion design junior Nayyara Chue created the petition after seeing ONE SINGLE “plus-size” mannequin at Parsons. (It’s possible there may be more, but her point is they need more for the one thousand students. Anyway, crafty homegirl, an OG Macgyver of the fake female form, made her own out of duct tape, but she’s demanding size 18-24 mannequins for all the students.
This petition is the best thing to come out of a woman since Jesus. We basically gave birth over this righteous designer of tomorrow as we read these words.
“The average woman in the United States is a size 14. As a visionary generation, upcoming designers at such a prestigious institution like Parsons or any other fashion design-oriented school should have open doors to any explorable possibilities in the spectrum, that’s how legendary ideas are born. Furthermore, as a plus-size designer myself, I articulate that we should have accessible opportunities to design for plus-sized individuals.”
BOOM. She continues:
“It is preposterous that several students can’t execute their plus-sized specialties at the school, even more so when the resources aren’t readily available to us. In addition, a mannequin costs circa 300-400 $US and isn’t economically accessible to everyone within the school. It is in all of our most faithful beliefs that the school should keep its word on housing the designers of tomorrow and adopting progressiveness as their motto; installing more plus-sized mannequins in our classrooms would open a lot of doors to emerging designers who believe in sizes higher than 8.”
It IS preposterous girl, AND IT DOES NOT SAY RSVP ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. It’s a real comfort to know that the designers of the future have more body types in mind even when a school might just not get it. Quick, someone give this girl a CFDA for being awesome at fashion politics.