I always disliked the idea of ‘standard’ sizes in the fashion industry as it discriminates most of us. Apart from the discrimination against those with a handicap: who of us can really go to a shop and buy whatever there is in our size, without it being too short, too long, too small or too big? We are all different! It’s just important to know, so that the next time you go shopping you are aware that most likely 80 out of 100 people had some issue with the same piece of clothes. So please, stop chasing after false and self created ideals and start accepting life in all its variety: There is nothing wrong with YOU, it is about standardized measurements.
Have a look at this video, where you will see some disabled mannequins between all those ‘perfect’ ones. “The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Entitled “Because Who Is Perfect? Get Closer.”, it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities.”
So how would your ‘perfect’ mannequin look like?
Music: Lost At Sea by Dave Thomas Junior