Flashback 2016: How this year changed the Plus-Size fashion in India

Now that we march towards a new year, its time to look back and reflect at 2016. The year saw some small but significant steps towards plus size fashion become more mainstream.

Here we bring to you a curated list of all the news and happenings around plus size fashion in India.

February

Elle India did a photo shoot with plus size models. It features six plus sized Indian women, from a fashion consultant to an actor.

March

Fashion designer Kiran Uttam Ghosh has rolled out a new line of plus-size clothing – Big Beautiful Women (BBW) collection.

April

Swedish retail giant Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) opened its 4,000th store in the world with in-store section dedicated to plus-size collection. The store was opened at DLF Mall of India in Noida and is spread out 37,000 square feet.

July

Online fashion retailer Lurap entered the online fashion market by pioneering the concept of custom clothing for women and by also offering plus size clothing of up to 7XL.

RST Retail unveiled its exclusive plus size collection at its showroom in Secunderabad. The plus sizes involve shirts up to 5XL, T-shirts up to 7XL, jeans up to size 60, tracks up to 10XL, kurtis up to7 XL and a lot more.

August

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 held its first-ever plus-size fashion show, featuring ten regular people who were selected as models after an audition.

October

H&M unveils its first store in Pune, which would carry a larger selection of H&M’s plus-size collection.

FabAlley, the leading online fast fashion brand, raised Series A round of funding of US$ 2 million to expand its sub brands- Curve (fashionable clothing for plus size women) among other things.

Cosmopolitan India did a gorgeous photoshoot with 6 curvy women.

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