May 10, 2007

New Zealand Fashion Industry Avoids Weight Issue

By Cathrin Schaer of the New Zealand Herald

The organisers of New Zealand’s Fashion Week are taking an independent stand in the international debate over which models are too thin to do their jobs. Various international fashion weeks have issued guidelines and rules about how skinny is too skinny for the catwalk.

Fuelled by scathing media attention and the recent deaths of three South American models, apparently from complications of anorexia, the pressure has been on European fashion insiders to resolve the problem of unhealthily thin models…but the organisers of New Zealand Fashion Week have no plans to follow suit.

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