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Model Robyn Lawley talks about the importance of her appearance at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

Model Robyn Lawley talks about the importance of her catwalk appearance on an ‘exclusively curve runway’ at Australian Fashion Week

Robyn Lawley has spoken out about her upcoming appearance on the inaugural plus-size runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week.

In a post on Instagram on Monday, the 32-year-old model said she was ‘so excited’ to be headlining the inclusive runway as she addressed its significance.  

‘I’ve always viewed the necessary need for diversity on runways! As a teenage girl I starved myself for years to walk down a stupid ideal of someone else’s!’ she wrote. 

Catwalk queen: Robyn Lawley has spoken out about her upcoming appearance on the inaugural plus-size runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week. Pictured on the runway in Miami, Florida in July 2016

‘I should of just accepted health over their desires. But they should of also made clothes larger than size six or zero. Glad to see change happening.’  

As reported by Elle magazine on Thursday, Robyn will lead the models on the runway – the first of its kind in Australian Fashion Week’s 26-year history.

‘I am so proud and excited to be a part of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week’s first ever exclusively curve runway,’ she said in a statement. 

Groundbreaking: In a post on Instagram on Monday, the 32-year-old model said she was 'so excited' to be headlining the inclusive runway as she addressed its significance

Groundbreaking: In a post on Instagram on Monday, the 32-year-old model said she was ‘so excited’ to be headlining the inclusive runway as she addressed its significance

She added: ‘Showcasing fashion on a range of bodies is vital to body love and acceptance.’

The Curve Edit will take place on day four of AAFW, and will feature designers who cater for sizes ranging from 12 to 26. 

Among the fashion labels set to showcase their plus-size designs are 17 Sundays, Saint Somebody, Embody Women, Vagary the Label, Hawlow and Zaliea. 

'I've always viewed the necessary need for diversity on runways! As a teenage girl I starved myself for years to walk down a stupid ideal of someone else's!' she wrote on Instagram

‘I’ve always viewed the necessary need for diversity on runways! As a teenage girl I starved myself for years to walk down a stupid ideal of someone else’s!’ she wrote on Instagram

It’s being presented by modelling agency Bella Management, with founder Chelsea Bonner explaining this year’s runway hopes to ‘encourage the future of extended sizing in fashion’.

‘We want to ensure that models, whose sizing is reflective of over 80 per cent of Australian women, have the opportunity to walk the runway and show that women of every size deserve to be considered and embraced as a forceful and financial demographic in mainstream fashion,’ Ms Bonner said in a statement.

‘Our hope is that by doing so it will encourage the future of extended sizing in fashion and celebrate the designers who have embraced our mission.’

'I should of just accepted health over their desires. But they should of also made clothes larger than size six or zero. Glad to see change happening,' she wrote. Pictured at Fashion Week in May 2019

‘I should of just accepted health over their desires. But they should of also made clothes larger than size six or zero. Glad to see change happening,’ she wrote. Pictured at Fashion Week in May 2019

Making history: In a post on Instagram Stories on Thursday, Robyn expressed her excitement at headlining AAFW's first inclusive runway

Making history: In a post on Instagram Stories on Thursday, Robyn expressed her excitement at headlining AAFW’s first inclusive runway

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week is set to run in Sydney from Monday, May 9, until Friday, May 13.

In a post on Instagram Stories on Thursday, Robyn expressed her excitement at headlining AAFW’s first inclusive runway.

‘A nice diverse runway will be happening this Fashion Week in my home country!’ she wrote, alongside a photo of herself on the catwalk.  

'I am so proud and excited to be a part of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week's first ever exclusively curve runway,' she said in a statement. Pictured at Fashion Week in Sydney in May 2019

‘I am so proud and excited to be a part of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week’s first ever exclusively curve runway,’ she said in a statement. Pictured at Fashion Week in Sydney in May 2019

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