Observing Ghanaian Fashion Week: Are African Models Following The Western Standard?

October 11, 2012  |  

From StyleBlazer

Standards of beauty vary through time, countries and cultures, except when it comes to fashion it seems.  The barely-there-bodies of skinny woman have been the trend on almost all catwalks for as long as we can remember. But what of a country and culture which associates thinness with poverty and AIDS?

According to The Guardian, when Ghanaian Fashion and Design Week arrived this year, so did whole groups of frail-framed models “moving together in small, conspiratorial looking packs.” And one curvy onlooker’s amused commentary on their alien-like appearance was telling of the west African country’s traditionally full female forms.
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