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These fashion designers are not talking about body positivity, they're walking it

The revolving door of Fashion Week in the world's fashion capitals has come to a stop. Other than making fashion statements, fashion designers have added to the conversation around body positivity by bringing it to the runway on fashion's most conservative stages.

Chromat at New York Fashion Week

Fashion designers Karoline Vitto and Sinead O’Dwyer at London Fashion Week and Ester Manas at Paris Fashion Week are applauded for having the most number of plus-size models across all the four fashion weeks.

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It wasn't just the designers who got on board to shine a light on inclusivity, consumer favourite brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, Parsons MFA, Deveaux, Marni, Carolina Herrera, Collina Strada, Christian Siriano, Michael Kors, Priscavera and VOGUE World adorned plus-sized models in their apparel.

Let's look at how the fashion weeks performed.

New York hosted over 110 designers with an average of 40 models per show. At the end of the week, 4,400 looks had been paraded down the runway.

27 out of the 110 of the designers included plus models in their shows.

Of the 4,400 models at the week, 49 were plus models.

More than 100 designers showcased at London Fashion Week with about 4,000 models for the entire week. These designers included Sinead O’Dwyer, Karoline Vitto, Chopova Lowena, Harris Reed, Mark Fast, KNWLS, SS Daley, Dilara Findikoglu, Feben, Nensi Dojaka, Rejina Pyo, Halpern, Simone Rocha and 16 Arlington.

15 out of the 100 included plus models in their show.

Out of the 4,000 models, 45 were plus models with the majority in Sinead O’Dwyer (14 plus models) show and Karoline Vitto show (11 plus models).

More than 60 designers showcased at MFW with about 2,400 models. Out of the 60, 9 designers included plus models. Dolce & Gabbana, Stella Jean, Boss, GCDS, Matty Bovan, Max Mara, Versace, Sunnei, Andreadamo were all showcased by plus models.

Out of 2,400 models, 15 were plus models.

80 designers showcased with a whooping 3,200 models paraded down the runway. Brands like Balmain, Chloe, Ester Manas, Ottolinger, Koche, Coperni were showcased with Ester Manas including 20 plus models in her show.

Out of the 3,200 models, 33 were plus models.

Out of the four weeks, New York is commended on always being a trailblazer whenever it comes to inclusion. The likes of Chromat and Savage Fenty shows by Rihanna have made major breakthrough for plus models and the other capitals are starting to catch on.

However, this year, specific designers have taken lead in pushing boundaries instead of entire fashion weeks claiming the prize for most inclusion.

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