Wednesday, 20 August 2014
So recently Kelly Osbourne just announced her new clothing like Stories by KO.
"I can finally reveal I am releasing my debut clothing line Stories by Kelly Osbourne next month! This has been 10 years in the making so to say I'm excited (and a little nervous) is an understatement. Stories...by Kelly Osbourne is for EVERY women, because I believe fashion should be fair! That's why every single piece will be in a size 0-24. Yes, you heard me! This is for you ALL! I'll be launching live on @hsn on September 25! I can't wait to see how you all create your own stories with my pieces! XO"
So, where to begin?
I want to preface this by saying that I understand that another plus size range is obviously a step in the right direction. I get that. But can we just stop and just take stock a minute?
"...is for EVERY women!"
Unless you're over a 24. Which a lot of fat people are. The way this is being presented is as if this is something revolutionary. A 24?! Way to go!!
Well..can I say..no. No, actually. This isn't inclusive at all. I can buy size 24 clothes in Asda for goodness sake. 24 is the cusp of acceptable fatness. You only have to read the comments on the Facebook photo to ascern how the general public feel about anyone bigger.
When you have companies like Asos and Domino Dollhouse putting out some pretty on trend and quirky pieces in larger sizes I have to wonder what are we getting so excited about?
I don't think a lot of people appreciate how tough it is to be over a size 24 and to care about your apperance. Keeping up with fashion, or developing your own style, is a lot of hard work and dedication. You have to learn how to work a lot of basics. You work on accessorising because sometimes that's the best you've got.
Truthfully I have maybe 5 stores I can shop at. Most of them online and overseas so there's additional shiopping/import tax costs to factor in.
Plus having an alternative style it can be even harder to accomodate for.
Once again I will be watching from the sidelines as smaller fats get to dip their toe in the designer pool.