theCurvycon| DIA & CO PANEL WITH CFDA

This blog post is about theCurvycon | Dia & Co panel with CFDA. Sharing my thought on theCurvycon push for plus sizes and fashion.

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Are you looking for me to give you the tea on what CDFA was doing at theCurvycon?  What was said?  Do I agree or disagree with what was said? Keep reading for more.

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theCurvycon | Dia & Co With CFDA | What is CFDA?

theCurvycon | Dia & Co panel with CFDA one of my favorite panels I attend while at theCURVYcon. What is the CFDA? CFDA stands for the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

CFDA is a not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1962, whose membership consists of more than 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

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theCurvycon | Dia & Co With CFDA | Diversity In Fashion

The panel spoke about how important it is to have diversity within fashion. CFDA committee member Tracey Reese spoke on how when she first started in fashion a sample size was a size 8 and other time has shrunk to a size 2. She also spoke about size disparity in the beauty industry.

Lizzo shared how she never thought that plus bodies would be seen at Fashion Week. She added that in her younger days she had to be extremely creative with her fashion because to be plus size and sexy wasn’t a real option. It was until Gabi of Gabi Fashion introduced her swimwear line that she felt that someone understood her and her fashion ideals as a plus size woman.

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theCurvycon | Dia & Co With CFDA | What Does The Future Hold?

Dia & Co co-founder Nadia Boujarwah surprised theCURVYcon audience with the Dia & Co and CFDA partnership. Within this post I’ve shared the custom tees that 5 designers have created to fund a special education project for size inclusive classes at fashion schools. Learn more about the #teeupchange project here.

Venus Williams shared that the future of plus fashion includes fitness.

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theCurvycon | Dia & Co With CFDA | Final Thoughts

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This panel really spoke to me.

I’m really happy with the panel lineup and what each panelists had to offer to the plus size discussion. It’s not often that I’ve seen a panel that come with such different background with knowledgeable thoughts on plus size fashion, size diversity and how to make a difference now as well in the future.

I attended theCurvycon as a guest of the event creators Chastity Garner and CeCe Olisa, however; All opinions are my own.

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S H O P  T H I S   L O O K

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Clutch (Mine old & Sold Out)
Similar Flats (Mine old & Sold Out): Pointed Toe Ballet Flats

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