London Fashion Week event tackles underweight models

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As London Fashion Week arrives and The Women’s Equality Party launches its #NoSizeFitsAll campaign, The Fashion Debates is bringing together an industry panel to discuss the event is open to all and aims to ask the difficult questions and inspire those who attend to be involved in the solution.

The panel includes model and campaigner Rosie Nelson, Fashion Writer and LENI’S INFLUENCER Amy E Williams, Head of Scouting at LENI’S MODEL MANAGEMENT Laura Watts and journalist Candice Holdsworth, who has publicly aired her strong views against a law for models.

Rosie spearheaded a change.org campaign calling for the introduction of a law to protect models which has so far collected over 125,000 signatures and she is now backing the #NoSizeFitsAll campaign. The new campaign calls for a ban on models with a BMI under 18.5 (the minimum recommended BMI for women) and for fashion magazines to include at least one fashion editorial per issue that includes models with a dress size 12 or over.

This isn’t the first time The Fashion Debates has addressed a controversial issue. Aimed at tackling a variety of ethical issues in the fashion world, it was set up to encourage a more positive industry and inspire people to be part of the change. Previous debates have covered the issues of sweatshop labour and racism.

The upcoming event will be during London Fashion Week at The Grooming Room: Women’s Edit, an exclusive VIP hangout for journalists, bloggers and industry taking a break between shows. The debate will be followed by free cocktails and networking at the space.

The Fashion Debates: ‘Should The UK Introduce a Model-Health Law?’ takes place on Sunday 18th September from 4:30pm at Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LQ. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased here.  

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