London, United Kingdom (CNS) – Student Hayley Morley stirred up a new flurry of excitement as she and a few fellow curvy models took to the catwalk. The size-14 model has become a muse for Canadian designer Mark Fast and appeared in his show on Saturday as part of his campaign to use “real-sized” women.
Morley, whose is originally from Surrey, began working for Fast in September when he hired several size 12 and size 14 models for a show.
Fast discussed his decision to use fuller models, saying, “It is important for me to continue using curvier models because there needs to be an understanding that my clothes are for all body shapes. There are real women out there that want to be able to escape into the fantasy of fashion just like everyone else regardless of their size.”
Morley told reporters, “I had hundreds of messages of support from young girls and young women, saying thank you for being a more real model. I think that finally there is someone young and they can relate to more than a size six model. It makes me proud.”
Morley will graduate in May and doesn’t intend to continue working in the fashion industry. In the meantime, she’s a hot commodity on the fashion market. She recently modeled swimwear for French Marie Claire and shot a campaign for plus-size High Street retailer Evans.