- Robyn Turk
Size inclusive bridal wear has made its way to the New York Fashion
Week runway. Iconic New York bridalwear retailer Kleinfeld and wedding
planning service The Knot have partnered to host a wedding fashion
show focusing on size inclusive styles.
Rather than taking place during next month’s NYFW: Bridal Fashion
Week, the Kleinfeld x The Knot event is being held on September 6, the
first official day of the Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW.
Kleinfeld and The Knot enlisted the help of content creator
community theCURVYcon to hold their bridal show. The runway event will
showcase current trends in wedding fashion, selected for ever body
type. Designers including Pnina Tornai, Essense of Australia and
Stella York will be included.
Prior to the runway show, Kleinfeld and The Knot are hosting a
curated panel discussion to address size inclusivity in fashion.
Speakers include model and body positivity activist Hunter McGrady,
The Knot’s senior fashion editor Shelley Brown and Kleinfeld bridal
stylist Lisa Fuhrman.
“At The Knot, we encourage every to-be-wed to plan a wedding that
showcases their personal values and style, which includes finding
fashion that’s reflective of who they are,” Kristen Maxwell Cooper,
editor in chief of The Knot, said in a statement.
Jennette Kruszka, director of marketing for Kleinfeld Bridal,
agreed, stating, “It is so important for every to-be-wed to find
fashion that makes them feel confident and celebrated on their wedding
day…. Inclusivity is of utmost importance to us at Kleinfeld and we
want to lead the conversation along with The Knot around inclusivity
so all of our industry friends can address this gap in the market as