The plus-size market is going through something of a revolution and new documentary Straight/Curve explores the changes the fashion industry is experiencing. An ever-growing list of retailers is attempting to tap into the plus-size market by offering stylish clothes for larger women. Plus-size bloggers and models have led the charge, showing women all over the world that big can be beautiful – and stylish. Models Robyn Lawley and Ashley Graham appeared in Sports Illustrated and Tess Holliday became the first size 22 woman to get a modeling contract.
We are in the midst of a changing landscape for the plus community and Straight/Curve gives us an inside look. Through interviews with plus-sized models, photographers, agents and more, the documentary attempts to discuss the issues plus models face these days and the work that’s left to do when it comes to mainstream fashion being more size inclusive. From changing the way we think of sample sizes to integrating plus- and straight-size model boards, experts discuss what it means to be plus in fashion today and their hopes to promote size diversity in the industry at large.
Straight/Curve is expected to release next summer on HBO.