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Robyn Lawley to headline the first plus-size runway at Australian Fashion Week

Model Robyn Lawley is set to headline the first plus-size runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

Robyn Lawley is set to make history next month when she headlines the inaugural plus-size runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week.

As reported by Elle magazine, the 32-year-old 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,’ Robyn said in a statement. 

Catwalk: Robyn Lawley is set to make history next month when she headlines the first ever plus-size runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week. Pictured on the runway in Miami in 2016

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. 

Strutting her stuff: The 32-year-old will lead the models on the runway - the first of its kind in Australian Fashion Week's 26-year history. Pictured at Fashion Week in Sydney in May 2019

Strutting her stuff: The 32-year-old will lead the models on the runway – the first of its kind in Australian Fashion Week’s 26-year history. 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,' Robyn said in a statement

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

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.’

Important: 'Showcasing fashion on a range of bodies is vital to body love and acceptance,' Robyn added. Pictured at Fashion Week in May 2019

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

'A nice diverse runway will be happening this Fashion Week in my home country!' she wrote

‘A nice diverse runway will be happening this Fashion Week in my home country!’ she wrote

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