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Entry from March 08, 2016
Oscars of the Plus Industry (Full Figured Fashion Week nickname)

New York City has been the host of Full Figured Fashion Week since the 2000s. “Oscar” (Academy Award) has sometimes been used to describe a special event in other industries. Full Figured Fashion Week was called the “Oscars of the plus size industry” on Twitter on April 26, 2012.

New York Fashion Week is called the “Super Bowl of Fashion.”

Full Figured Fashion Week
Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek®) launched in New York City with a partnership of 12 brands and approximately 200 guests attending three small events and one large runway show. Now in its seventh year, the event’s offering has expanded to include over 100 partners, including sponsors, independent designers, retailers, boutiques, fashion bloggers, small businesses and other industry professionals. We now offer over 20 events and 4 runway shows featuring an array of fashion from top retailers, boutiques and independent designers worn by 50 of the top runway models across the country. What began as a bold first step in support of the plus size fashion movement has evolved into a breakthrough fashion event.

Earl Brownridge
@jrentas92 Yeah. It’s pretty huge. It’s like the Oscars of the plus size industry. Lol.
8:16 PM - 26 Apr 2012

Plus Talk Media
Expect several product launches at #SonsiFFFWeek, the OSCARS of the plus industry! http://www.fffweek.com http://fb.me/1YXl7OgkT
7:13 AM - 11 May 2012

PLUS Model Magazine
Expect several product launches at #SonsiFFFWeek, the OSCARS of the plus industry! http://www.fffweek.com
8:15 AM - 11 May 2012

The Huffington Post
Hot Curves Ahead: 10 Reasons why You Must Attend Full Figured Fashion Week
06/17/2013 05:03 pm ET | Updated Aug 17, 2013
Erica Watson (Stand-up Comedian-Writer-Director-Aspiring Stripper)
Summer is not officially here, but things are heating up as NYC begins the biggest celebration of plus size fashion the world has ever seen during Full Figured Fashion Week, June 17-22, 2013.

Celebrating its fifth year of fabulous fashion, Full Figured Fashion Week has become the gold standard for plus size fashion events. Created by DeVoe Signature Events and presented by Sonsi, this special week of empowerment throws an unparalleled plus size curve to New York City.
My friends and I consider it the “Oscars of the plus size fashion industry”, and I am so excited to attend every year.

CBC News
NYC’s Full Figured Fashion Week taps Toronto for plus-size modelling talent
Model scouts head North in search of top-notch talent for June 12-18 event

By Lauren O’Neil, CBC News Posted: Mar 07, 2016 4:40 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016 6:48 AM ET
Casting directors with New York City’s Full Figured Fashion Week, one of the world’s high-profile plus-size fashion events, hit Toronto this weekend in search of “the fiercest catwalk divas” for its 2016 season – the only Canadian stop on its roughly 15-city tour.

Just 50 women will be chosen out of thousands for what has been nicknamed “The Oscars of the plus industry,” but tough odds are no deterrent for these models, who travelled to Saturday’s auditions at plus-size fashion boutique Your Big Sister’s Closet from as far away as Edmonton to advance their careers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, March 08, 2016 • Permalink