These Women Posed ‘Nude’ In The Middle Of London To Make A Point About Victoria’s Secret

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Goodbye, angels; hello, absolute badasses.

Just daylights after the hotly debated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show paraded its historically narrow-minded models of glamour down the runway for yet another year, seven ladies stripped down to their underwear to show the firebrand — and the world — what true diversification looks a lot like.

They staged their affirm outside a Victoria’s Secret store in London’s bustling Oxford Circus.

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith

The idea was conceptualized by Joanne Morales and Sylvia Mac. Morales is the founder of Nunude, a U.K.-based lingerie, clothe and swimwear firebrand that boasts a broader range of nude clothes to accommodate different skin styles and sizings. Mac is a child burn survivor who made her website Love Disfigure when she felt people with scars and skin conditions were not being properly represented in mainstream media and pop culture, and as a method to espouse her own body and stimulate others to follow suit.

Mac and Morales announced on their communities of followers and customers to participate in what they agreed was not an angry protest but rather a way to celebrate diversity. Their shared duty was to provide an example of what it’s like be size all-inclusive but to too be inclusive of race, ability and both visible and invisible illness.

“We were fed up seeing these so-called perfect body personas online, with there being just one perceived beautiful body nature, ” Mac told HuffPost.

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Morales, who launched Nunude in 2017 simply as an underwear brand gratifying to all sizes and skin tints, told HuffPost it has all along been advanced and reconsidered what its project of diversification really is and its role in pushing that intuition forward.

“It’s an underwear company affording scalp color underwear for women with the idea of loving yourself absolutely bare the way you are, ” she said.

That shared notion to change the scope of not only the fashion industry but the behavior women and people am thinking about their own bodies drove them to project the widely shared protest. Morales, Mac and five other women of different skin feelings and sizes, some who are burn survivors, some with invisible disabilities, stood as one strong section in front of the Victoria’s Secret store last week. They are portrait proudly constituting in simply bras and underwear.

The spectacle outlined gatherings of observers, who offered primarily positive feedback. The supportive notice made it clear to Morales why what they’re doing is so important.

“We talked to little kids, older ladies, differently constituted beings of all different backgrounds, ” she said. “They were saying’ thank you so much, ’ they were crying. It’s deeper for us, it’s about stirring maidens feel beautiful. Especially as a firebrand owned, we are responsible for moving maidens feel beautiful. If we’re going to cater to their size, we should represent them.”

Jordan Smith Passersby approached the demonstrators with questions and grateful tears.

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Of course, Victoria’s Secret famously does not cater to all sizes, and the company’s leadership has made clear its position on including both plus-size and transgender examples on its runway. But firebrands like Nunude, which alone use followers and clients as prototypes and believe in doing area for all beings to be included and represented in fashion, are the ones who will end up passing the charge for change.

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