At least two other brands have done so before.
Yesterday the Fashion Law Institute celebrated its third anniversary with a showcase at Lincoln Center; the show featured six designers hand-picked by the Institute for their talent. But there was one designer who stood out from the rest: Eden Miller of Cabiria, which just officially became the first plus size line to show at New York Fashion Week.
We kicked our day off bright and early with the debut of the first ever plus size fashion line to show at fashion week, and never slowed down. From checking out the best beauty backstage at Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang, to scoping models-off-duty, we saw a lot. Check out all the awesome stuff we saw on day two of New York Fashion Week:
When we first spoke with designer Eden Miller, it was for a piece about the problems facing plus size fashion. Miller expressed frustration with the status quo and told us there were still a lot of changes that need to be made to improve the offerings for plus size customers. Now she gets to be part of those changes in a major way--as the first designer to show a plus size line at New York Fashion Week.
Despite the fact that the average American woman is now a size 14, it seems like the fashion world is less plus-friendly than ever. So what gives?