CURVES IN COUTURE by jennyyingdi


									                    Models of Diversity presents
                     CURVES IN COUTURE

           A charity catwalk show of healthy, curvy models
               Thursday 17 November, 2011 7.30 pm
               Tabernacle W11, Notting Hill, London

Page 2: About Models of Diversity and its Co-Founder, Angel Sinclair
Page 3-4: Information about the Curves in Couture show and it sponsors
Page 5: Contacts
                  Angel Sinclair, Co- Founder of Models of Diversity

Models of Diversity is a London-based non-profit organization which advocates for more
diversity in models, and demands that the fashion and marketing industries recognise the
beauty in women and men of all races, ages, shapes, sizes, abilities, genders and sexual
orientations. Our mission is to change the face of fashion and modelling! We are a
campaign founded to stand for equal rights and opportunities within the modelling and
fashion industry.

Angel Sinclair, the Co-Founder of MoD with Sally Williams, is a former model herself
and runs Sinclair Model Management, which is very proud to promote natural, healthy
models from diverse backgrounds with whom people in the general population can
identify. MoD is supported by the British Fashion Council and we’ve joined with
Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone for the government’s campaign on body
confidence. MoD has in excess of 10,000 supporters on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Models of Diversity uses top agency standard models, because not just anyone can be a
model; a successful model must still have a special aspirational beauty and be able to sell
a product. However, we reject the notion that only a very narrow range of ages, races,
shapes and abilities are marketable. Where are the models of colour? The larger models?
The shorter or older models? The less-able models?

Angel started the campaign after appearing on Gok Wan’s TV show Miss Naked Beauty
in 2008. She was struck by the great variety of beautiful women participating in the event
and how that contrasted with the narrow range we see in the fashion industry. That’s
when she decided, with Sally, a fellow model, to promote the use of models that reflect
diversity in society, in terms of race, shape, height, age and ability level.

So we campaign at fashion events, hold street surveys, offer workshops, promote our
models in the media and vibrantly use social networking websites. We know from our
surveys that the public is in favour of more diversity, so our ambition is to change how
the fashion industry thinks and responds to the needs of the fashion-buying public.
                     Models of Diversity presents
              The Diversity Show and Curves in Couture
                      17 November 2011, 19.30
      The Tabernacle W11 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY
Models of Diversity are holding a charitable fashion show Curves in Couture on
Thursday 17 November 2011 at Tabernacle W11 in Notting Hill, London for the
fuller-figured woman. This catwalk extravaganza is a fundraiser for our sponsored charity
The Advance Centre, a wonderful organization that helps the families of brain-damaged
children. The show will be attended by our special guest Caroline Rush, the CEO of the
British Fashion Council. As the main patron of The Advance Centre, the Countess
Sondes will attend as well. Our major media partners are The Dish Network in North
America, fantastic German plus-size clothing company navabi, and The Millennium
Hotel London Mayfair.

First will come The Diversity Show featuring MoD’s professional models of diverse
sizes, shapes, heights, ability levels and races, sporting the latest in ready-to-wear fashion
from different retail lines as well as independent designers. The themed show has a
unique twist; pushing boundaries, innovation and creativity whilst still fitting in with the
current trends in fashion. This will introduce to the public what Models of Diversity is all

Then Kelly Knox, winner of BBC 3’s Britain's Missing Top Model, wearing Renaissance
Couture Brighton, will open the high-fashion show Curves in Couture, with top
international curvy supermodels such as Lizzie Miller, Robyn Lawley and Toccara
Jones, both featured in Vogue Italia, in sizes 14-18. The models will wear couture, from
both up & coming designers like Danielle Liane and Miss Lacy, and established design
houses such as Anna Scholz, Carolyn de la Drapiere and Jill Alexander, who will be
flying over from California to premiere her fabulous Spring 2012 collection at the show.

“The British Fashion Council is proudly committed to promoting equal opportunities and
   diversity within the fashion industry. We are delighted that Models of Diversity are
 producing a Curves in Couture catwalk show and encourage all to support the event and
                         the images that will come from the show.”
                              Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC

We have 3 special celebrity guests presenting the event, Pamela Stephenson, Natalie
Cassidy and Dancing on Ice star Brianne Delcourt, and some fabulous entertainment
planned. In addition to our footage being used for Sky TV’s Make Me a Supermodel and
the BFC's own press invite list, The Dish Network, the 2nd largest cable company in
North America, will broadcast the event to over 16 million homes. Positive TV and
various BBC stations will cover it locally along with Grazia, Hello, More, The Voice, OK
and Heat magazines.

Celebs attending include Zandra Rhodes, John Swannell, Nick Ede, Equalities MP
Lynne Featherstone, Eve Pollard, the Countess Sondes, Velvet d’Amour, Whitney
Thompson, CEO of the BFC Caroline Rush, Jocelyn Brown, Tommy Hill, Cleo Rocas,
Mark Summers, Brenda Edwards, Ms. World International, Ms. Trinidad & Tobago UK,
Catwalk Proffesor, scouts from Storm Curve and Nevs agencies, brand managers from
Harrods, Marina Rinaldi, Evans and Debenhams, and Liz Jones of The Mail, with more
confirming all the time. Brand managers from Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser
and the Arcadia Group are pending confirmation.

This will be the first time that a plus-only catwalk show of this prestige has occurred in
the UK, so we're going to make a really big splash in the press about it. We all know that
curvy models are still not being used in the mainstream of fashion and our extensive
street surveys and petitions prove that people definitely want to see a change in the
industry. The public has shown time and time again to be frustrated with the unrealistic
images of the ‘Size Zero’ trend and with over 45% of the UK female population being a
size 16 or higher, we know the time is right for a show like this.

Sponsors and Media Partners include: The Dish Network, navabi, The Millennium Hotel
London Mayfair, Blooming Fabulous Media, Evolve Magazine, Beautiful Magazine,
Sugar Group, Glacéau Vitamin Water, Valentino's Dog Boutique, Vitabiotics
Wellwoman, Signature Inspirations, Black Pig Catering, French Connection UK, Curvy
Fashionista, LASH by Francesca, Bubblegum Events, FEW Metals, Cooden Wine
Cellars, Crocant, The Tabernacle W11, Style Queen Boutique, L’Isola Buona

Curves in Couture Designers: Jill Alexander, Anna Scholz, Carolyn de la Drapiere,
Renaissance Couture Brighton, Ilda Di Vico Couture Milliner, Miss Lacy, Danielle
Liane, The House of Scarlet, Simply Be, New Look

The Diversity Show designers: Eve Pollard, Jose Hendo, Tina LoBondi, Scarlett Black,
Ramil Makinano, Pepe Jeans, Primark, Debenhams, Next, New Look, Aaron Ray Dowie,
Without Prejudice

Curves in Couture Styling Team: Stylist Francesca Salih, Catwalk Trainer/
Choreographer Shelagh Brayshaw, Hair by Goodman & Brooks, Head of Make-up
Sandra Hadi

The Diversity Show Styling Team: Stylist Susan Watkins, Catwalk Coach Leonie Sherif,
Hair by Michael Mendes, Makeup 2 Dazzle

Angel Sinclair, Co-Founder:

Models of Diversity Press Office:
Suzanne Fatta, Event Manager for Curves in Couture
MoD office +44 (0)20 8946 7084

Francesca Salih, Head Stylist:
07725 041 642


For more information:

EDITOR’S NOTE Images of the models in the shows are available on request

The Advance Centre is a teaching institute for parents with brain-damaged children.
From its creation in 1996, the charity has dedicated itself to finding a way to not only
advance the abilities of children with cerebral palsy and other brain injuries, but to
actually reverse the structural and functional abnormalities. The Advance Centre is a
unique charity that recognizes the central importance of respiratory developmental to the
children’s health, structure, growth and function. The remarkable improvements we see
in the children who come to The Center diagnosed with conditions such as cerebral palsy
or autism are a predictable result of the pioneering Scotson Technique. (registered charity 1026049)

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