“OMG, where is that outfit from?!”
This was the unofficial go-to greeting at theCURVYcon, the fifth annual celebration of curvy women that took place Sept. 5-7 — purposefully timed ahead of New York Fashion Week. Created by CeCe Olisa and Chastity Garner Valentine, the empowering event drew fashionable curvy women from around the globe with runway shows, exclusive shopping, and celeb panels that addressed everything from style and career to wellness and creativity, distinctly from a size-inclusive point of view.
“Plus-size women deserve the opulence and the cachet that comes with Fashion Week and all that it entails,” said theCURVYcon cofounder and body-positive influencer Olisa in an interview with POPSUGAR. “This [event] is us putting our stake in it for everybody in the plus-size community.”
If you couldn’t make it, don’t stress. Here are the most inspiring moments you missed. And if you’re interested in attending the next one in 2020, follow @thecurvycon on Instagram for announcements and updates.