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November 1, 2012 / samanthacurvety

Toronto’s Plus Size Fashion Show In Memory of Allison Shapiro Amar

This week saw Toronto host its fashion show but on Friday night was the first plus size runway show. Allistyle was the first plus size clothing line ever to be shown in the limelight of the fashion houses. Allistyle tugged on the heartstrings of the fashionistas due to the touching story behind its creation.

The Allistyle label creative head and founder is Pam Shainhouse. She developed the plus size line last year as a tribute to her daughter Alli , who passed away of Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2006 at age of just 26. Alli was a normal 26 year old who loved fashion, but cancer treatments caused dramatic weight gain, so her clothing options became limited. This is when it was decided the clothing line should be plus size.

Despite this some people in the fashion world mocked the show all the way through, including 1 gentleman who laughed and hid his face from the gaze of the camera. While others exchanged looks and cackled audibly. Apparently some were even heard to be saying that the women walked poorly because they were bigger women in high heels.

We can’t believe that people still think this kind of negativity is ok. All women are beautiful no matter what your size and believe your curves should be embraced. This lady has been inspirational and has managed to do what others have been trying to do for years and get plus size fashion in the limelight and on the catwalk.


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