The runway is for everybody
Did you ever look in a fashion magazine and wished to see someone like you amidst its pages as well? Or someone with your body type walking down the runway? Your skin colour? Your “imperfections”? Your hair colour or length? Your religion? Your sexual orientation? Your gender identity? Your disability?
I did. I grew up wishing I would look like the girls in the magazines – because they didn’t look like me, not at all. It made me feel left out, inferior, never good enough. I loved fashion, I loved clothes, yet I always thought that I could never break through in that world unless I became skinny. This insecurity and inferiority complex led me to make some really poor choices, choices that eventually turned into bulimia. It took me years to learn to treat my body with the love and respect it deserves, as well as to become healthy again – this time both physically and mentally.
I don’t want anyone who’s growing up today to go through what I did. The only way to avoid that is through representation & inclusiveness, in order to make each and every one of you feel like you belong on the runway. And you do. You really do.
We all buy clothes, so, without exception, we all sustain the fashion industry.
That’s why all of us deserve representation.
The fashion industry is not sustained by the 1% who actually look like the models on the runway, the fashion magazines or the campaigns. It’s fuelled by you and me, by all of us. Brands worldwide are slowly starting to swerve in a more inclusive direction, however Romania still has a lot of work to do. So let’s give our country a push. Let’s start a revolution.
Glamour Street Fashion Show is one of the biggest fashion related events in our country. This year I will be leading #TeamOutsiderZ, which will be nothing like a runway in Romania has ever seen before. I want everyone who’s ever felt left out or not represented by the fashion industry. I want us to prove that fashion is for everyone and that one can be stylish regardless of their size, their height, their ability, their flawlessness, their gender, religion or sexual orientation.
I want a team of brave people who are crazy enough to believe that they can change the world.
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