PICS: Fashion show seeking all plus-size men to strut their stuff
The Radisson RED Hotel, at the V&A Waterfront, will be casting for the show on November 9.
They are recruiting full-figured men to take part in the unique male fashion show, overseen by revered fashion show director, Mary Reynolds.
Twelve men will be selected to model a new plus-size men’s range, designed by a secret designer.
Actor, body positivity advocate and spokesperson for the #PlusisEqual campaign, TJ Ngoma, believes visibility and representation are the only things that can create real and long-lasting change.
“I want to see a person who looks like me on billboards and runways,” said Ngoma.
Hotel curator, Leonie Andereya, said: “We are excited to celebrate men of all sizes. While it’s promising to see women being a focal point of this conversation, we want people to include larger men in the movement toward body confidence and equal representation."
While it hasn’t received much attention in South Africa, body positivity among plus-size men is slowly gaining more awareness in countries like the US and Australia, highlighting the need for change in the fashion industry.
Plus-size model, campaign spokesperson and founder of Embrace Your Curves, Candice Manuel, said that men suffer the same insecurities as women when it comes to their body, but it’s not something society talks about.
To attend the casting or for more information, email [email protected] or visit the #PlusIsEqual casting call event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/radisson-red-va-waterfront-cape-town/plusisequal-casting-call/2494645150766836/