AN AMBIGUOUS GOODBYE…
Produced under DeVoe Signature Events, Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) is one of the best plus size fashion events both in the world and in plus size fashion history. For one week, plus size women invade New York City, for panel discussions, fun, and fashion. Sadly, this year marked the end of what plus size industry leaders consider to be one of the greatest platforms to spread designer awareness and confidence in fashion. With a focus on independent designers as well as retail brands, FFFWeek has played a helping hand in connecting plus size consumers with plus size designers and brands who might have otherwise gone unnoticed.
During the FFFWeek Finale Runway event, Gwen DeVoe- Executive Producer of FFFWeek announced, “This year is the last year in which Full Figured Fashion Week will be produced under, DeVoe Signature Events. I’m going on to do other things.” leaving attendees deeply saddened and disappointed. Afterall, this is the only event in America of it’s kind- that celebrates plus size fashion.
Although there is much speculation on whether or not the event will return for 2015 and beyond, DeVoe has confirmed that the event will not be produced exclusively under DeVoe Signature events, which totally leaves room for hope. FFFWeek 2015, maybe? We’ll find out soon enough!