Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence turns heads in latex crop top and hot pink trousers as she makes a splash at NYFW
There's no better place to experiment with personal style than New York Fashion Week.
This week marks British model (27) Iskra Lawrence third turn at NYFW, gaining more access and prominent seating as each season goes on, as she continues to make waves with her body confidence campaigning. Lawrence posed up a storm at Monday's VFILES fashion show at Terminal 5 and blending in was never going to be an option, turning heads in a latest bra crop top and a pair of high waisted fuschia joggers with tie detail and a pair of sky high silver heels.
She scored something of a hat-trick yesterday in three equally striking ensembles, showcasing her unique approach to FROW dressing. Earlier in the day, she sported a nearly head to toe latex look: a wearing the same crop top, but this time with a sheer mesh bodysuit underneath and a full eather and latex skirt, finishing off the look with a pair of pointed red PVC boots.
For the Derek Lam show, she covered up more, sporting a delicate frilled black dress with dotted sheer sleeves from Asos, a pair of thigh high red latext boots and a small signature Celine nano tote.
In a new interview, she revealed her past obsession with her weight when she was doing 'normal' modelling and her agents measured her hips every six months. "And I saw these other models who I aspired to be, and I was like, 'Well, clearly I have to try to change my body to try to be successful.' My body was my enemy, and every day I was going into battle and trying to change my measurements," she told Cosmpolitan.
After being dropped by her agency and rejected from a number of others, she began down her road of self exploration and has come out the other end even stronger and more influential than ever before.
"I just spent five, six years sacrificing so much to try and fit into that one ideal, that one small standard, and I was never good enough," she added.
"And it was just frustration that turned into motivation.... That became my ammunition, all the people that told me I couldn't."