Full Figured Fashion Week Emerges From The Past With A Triumphant Return To The Runway

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Curvy Fashion Enthusiasts Celebrate the Return of the Gold Standard In Plus Size Fashion Events

"The relaunch of the event in 2015 promises to further push the boundaries of plus size fashion with the inclusion of more indie designers. luxury brands, and the support of additional industry taste-makers." - Gwen DeVoe, Executive Producer

Full Figured Fashion Week® (FFFWeek) returns to the fashion scene with a dramatic makeover and renewed vigor. After a bittersweet finale in 2014, FFFWeek® will be resurrected for the seventh year as the gold standard for plus size fashion events. Created by DeVoe Signature Events, this week of empowerment for the plus size industry once again welcomes an invasion of curves to New York City June 14 - 20, 2015. Created in 2009 as a series of small events and a fashion show featuring curvy women, Full Figured Fashion Week® is now the major voice of plus size fashion and has matured into an international event drawing attendees, designers, and attention from across the globe. Each event is molded to celebrate and empower plus size women and to respond to the current needs of the plus size fashion industry.

The seventh year of Full Figured Fashion Week® is a rebirth. Attendees can look forward to a new presenting sponsor and an extra day of festivities, which will include more fashion shows, updated versions of signature events, an increased focus on entrepreneurship and the business of fashion, and the addition of a competition for young designers to encourage and develop students of fashion design as they grow into the industry. Gwen DeVoe seeks to “empower women in all aspects of fashion. The 2015 event will focus more on providing increased educational opportunities for businesses and creating positions off the runway for models and upcoming designers.”

When the curtains closed on the Finale event in 2014, tears were shed by many as fashionistas, designers, brands, bloggers, and models mourned the last time they’d travel to New York City to experience the camaraderie and fanfare that became synonymous with Full Figured Fashion Week®. Over the years, it made numerous contributions to fashion and the plus size community as it bred new designers, provided training and exposure for models, expanded platforms for brands, spawned a generation of fashion bloggers, and inspired events catered to the curvy community from the U.S. to Europe. DeVoe Signature Events, a pioneer in the plus size fashion movement, responded to the outcry from the community for more and committed to bringing FFFWeek® back in a fresh way to help guide the industry to the next level. Visionary, DeVoe states that "We are excited to re-launch FFFWeek® in 2015 with a new presenting sponsor, whose identity will be revealed in January 2015. The 2015 event promises to further push the boundaries of plus size fashion with the inclusion of more indie designers, high end brands and the support of additional industry taste-makers." Full Figured Fashion Week® will continue its open-door policy of working with small businesses and is looking forward to building relationships with business owners and fostering their growth.

Countdown to 2015 begins as The FFFWeek® Casting Team goes on the road again to scout the fiercest catwalk divas across the country. The 2015 Casting Tour kicks off January 10th in New Orleans, LA, and will travel to the following cities:

  •     January 10, 2015 – New Orleans, LA
  •     January 24, 2015 – Atlanta, GA
  •     January 31, 2015 – Miami, FL
  •     February 7, 2015 – Houston, TX
  •     February 21, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA
  •     February 28, 2015 – Toronto, Canada
  •     March 7, 2015 – Nashville, TN
  •     March 21, 2015 – New York City, NY

***Visit http://www.fffweek.com for additional details on casting locations and times.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact sponsors@fffweek.com

For designer inquiries, please contact designers@fffweek.com

About Full Figured Fashion Week® (http://www.fffweek.com)
Full Figured Fashion Week® (FFFWeek) is produced by DeVoe Signature Events (DSE), a boutique events management company with an extensive background in the production of fashion-related events and a strong and effective mix of proven plus industry experience and success. With over 20 years of fashion event production in the plus size industry, Full Figured Fashion Week and DSE continue to receive accolades throughout the plus community and national and international media coverage of the event. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone at Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City, June 14 - 20, 2015.

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