Last weekend I headed over to PopPlus – a popup space for independent labels promoting ‘plus size’ clothing and culture that takes place in in São Paulo four times a year; March, June, September and December. Founded by journalist, press officer and DJ, Flávia Durante, its first edition was in December 2012 with 9 exhibitors. To date, the event continues to grow attracting thousands of visitors.
Here’s proof that high street stores are missing out on catering to a demand for plus size clothing ranges…
What to expect
Fashion: the best plus size fashion currently being produced in Brazil in just one place!
Dance: dance performances, drag queens, DJs and art exhibitions to liven up your shopping afternoons!
Self Esteem: A space to celebrate diverse bodies and break boundaries!
Great vibe: find your tribe amongst others championing ‘fat body’ positivity, and allies
I shared some thoughts from my visit in the latest #TravelmakerKaiTalks episode.
At the core of Pop Plus creates creates a dialogue that goes beyond fashion; identity, dignity, diversity, representativeness, strengthening of female entrepreneurship, pursuit of self-esteem and respect for others.
Some moments captured…
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Special thanks to Boutique de Krioula for letting me spend the day with them at their stall… Look out for their interview coming soon!
Much love and light,
I’m always on the look out for local photographers to collaborate with, and influencers to interview for the blog… Interested? Contact me and let’s get creative!