As models prepare to hit the catwalk for London Fashion Week, protesters are calling for greater diversity in size and disability in fashion.
A new campaign is demanding the major fashion event includes two different-sized models in every range, who are at least a size 12 or above.
The women’s Equality Party is also using the hashtag #NoSizeFitsAll to put pressure on the government and industry for new measures on the catwalk, reports The Telegraph.
These include passing a law to ensure models are of a healthy weight, to make body image a mandatory part of education and for fashion publications to include one plus-size spread in every issue.
Rosie Nelson, a model who has joined WEP’s campaign, told The Telegraph: ‘I don’t think the industry can regulate itself, designers don’t want to change so we will have to force them to.’
Jada Sezer, a size 16 model, said social media has helped women to voice their opinion on the issue.
She told the newspaper: ‘I found when I became a model I was pigeon-holed to become a plus-sized model, and could only work for brands that weren’t cool or young.’
The WEP is also asking people to post a picture of the size label of their clothes on social media.
Model Iskra Lawence and style blogger Gabi Gregg were also among those holding up banners that read #FashionForEveryBody near the Soho venue where Fashion Week is taking place.