Slowly but surely, strides are being made in featuring more diversity in the fashion industry! Yay progress!
On Tuesday, major agency IMG Models announced the creation of a new plus-size men’s division titled “Brawn.”
Ivan Bart, president at IMG, dished on his decision:
“Brawn has a body positive message. Brawn is physical strength. The body positive messaging and size diversity is something that’s relevant and something that continues to be on everybody’s mind. We have to extend the conversation for men.”
Zach Miko is the first model to be signed on, and it sounds like he’s pretty excited, as he revealed the news to his Instagram followers, writing:
“What an honor to finally announce I have signed with @imgmodels I am so grateful and humbled Repost [email protected] using @RepostRegramApp – NOW REPRESENTING: @zachmiko! Click the link in bio to find out more. [email protected]”
Such amazing news!
And in a new interview with BuzzFeed, Zach continued to gush about the monumental announcement, adding:
“Being a man of size I never imagined for a minute that this would be a possible career. Then, Ivan told me about his dreams for the fashion industry: diversity, inclusion, evolution. I knew then I hadn’t just found an agency, I had found a home. The Brawn division is going to open up the fashion world to the everyman. Fashion is ever-changing, but more importantly it is ever-evolving.”
Well, we can’t to see what else is in store!!
[Image via Instagram.]