by Arron Connolly
A local college is running a competition to find the face of a new range of size 16+ clothes for women.
Stevenson College Edinburgh in conjunction with Argentinian plus size retailer Portofem, are running a fashion shoot competition for their photography students .
As well as giving students valuable experience, the competition hopes to promote a more positive body image for women of all sizes in line with Portofems motto: “Beauty is not a matter of size but of attitude.”
Hilary Stevens, Portofems UK representative, said: “We had the idea after the owner’s daughter attended the college and remarked on how professional the photography student’s work was. We will be running this competition in other colleges to help promote the idea that big can be beautiful.”
Protofem was founded in 1992 as a specialist supplier in larger womens fashion and will be opening stores throughout Britain in the coming year.
Katherine Tully, one of the models in the competition said: “Myself and my sister applied for a bit of fun and I ended up being picked.
“After seeing the shots I was really pleased, it boosted my confidence and shows that curvy girls can be sexy too.Its important that bigger ladies can see that its okay to be big .”
The winner of the competition will feature in Protofems new clothes brouchure and all the competitors will take part in a fashion show at the college later this month.
To vote for the best model click here.