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Contact: Tonia Minor-White, Founder & CEO
Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week, LLC
Phone: (757) 874-VF3W
Chesapeake, VA—Virginia is scheduled to host its 4th Annual Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week October 24- October
30, 2016. The series of events will take place at The Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA.
Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week is catered to plus-size women, generally ranging in clothing sizes 8-24. The week-
long schedule will consist of an iSlay Model Competition, Make Me Over Monday, The Art of Fashion event, Industry
Networking Mixer & so much more. The finale runway show will be the main event featuring plus-size designers,
models and retail outlets. The Women’s Wellness Fair will also be conducted to provide information about women’s
health, as well as on-site blood pressure screenings.
Full-Figured Fashion Weeks have become increasingly popular due to a demand in the consumer marketplace for trendy
clothing for the modern, curvy woman. According to PLUS Model Magazine, roughly 50 percent of women wear a size
14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to smaller sizes. Additionally, outlets that do offer larger sizes have
traditionally been conservative in style.
Tonia Minor-White, CEO and Founder of Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week, agrees with this statistic. She planned the
event as a result of her own experiences and difficulty finding fashionable clothes to flatter her figure in retail stores.
“This event is meant to empower a group of people not focused on at all,” she said. “I want to show women that we can
be plus-size, fashionable, have self-esteem and be proud of ourselves.”
Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week is open to the public. Additional information regarding week of events, ticket sales
and more can be found on the event website:
+About Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week LLC
Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week (VF3W) is a limited liability company created in June 2012. The company’s vision is to provide an opportunity for
women to connect with businesses and designers that specialize in the needs of the full-figured market.