Plus-size Fashion Weekend at Vinopolis

This week's blog is brought to you by the newest member of Metro's marketing team, Ronnie Barlow, welcome on board Ronnie, take it away:

Last weekend we had the opportunity to cover production for the British Plus-Size Fashion Weekend at our partner venue, Vinopolis.  This is a fashion show which aptly demonstrates that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. The event showcases a range of high street brands, as well as designers, specialising in sizes 14-32. With the press’ presence scheduled for Friday, we began installation on the Thursday, ensuring the Mezzanine room was ready for our lovely fashion enthused journalists.

The main event, however, was on Saturday.  The show consisted of a full size modelling cat-walk in the Great Halls; a room which exemplifies just why Vinopolis is considered one of London’s top attractions, with its open brickwork and huge arches.

Plus Size Fashion Weekend

These halls featured the whole “shabang”; video presence (including 2, 65-inch plasmas), an integrated sound system (including a DJ), ambient lighting and up-lighting arrangement and even a “wall build” (catwalk entrance).  The stage was set, giving the plus sized women a platform to strut, turn, and pirouette their way to greatness.  The girls all looked amazing, showing off some off the hottest brands in the industry... 

The event included a chance to shop for some of the clothes on show... 

and a panel discussion featuring big names from within the industry... 

The show was project managed by Metro's own Amy Coward and crewed by Dom Tucker and his team, who ensured that all technical aspects ran to clockwork... As always Metro staff manage to have fun and enjoy their work, whilst maintaining the highest professional standards...

The action consisted of two fashion shows, each lasting a total of one hour; and ran faultlessly in terms of both the production and the designs on show.  Following the show there was an “after party” scheduled, boasting a plethora of “plus-sized” entertainment.  Representing the a-list was none other than David Hasselhoff’s twenty-one year old daughter, Hayley.


Certainly living up to the name, Hayley played the perfect ambassador; demonstrating that curvaceous figures indeed have a presence amongst the “glam” of the celeb world.

All in all, the event proved itself to be a huge success, and we at Metro Broadcast were privileged to play a part in that. Whilst it is a long journey to fully embracing diversity within fashion, more plus-sized events such as this can be only beneficial to the industry and to the way that our society views people of different shapes and sizes in general.


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