Growing up a model! Lauren Chan just isn’t the new 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie – She’s making history.
in the upcoming edition of sports illustrated swimsuit, which arrives on newsstands later this month, Chan details the moments throughout his career that have led him to where he is today. the former glamour The fashion editor is the first queer, plus-size rookie to be featured in the publication — and in this issue, she opens up about her journey of discovering her sexuality.
before the highly coveted landing Sports Illustrated gig, the model began her career as a fashion writer for magazines the trend, The New York Times’ T MagazineAnd Interview, Later, she worked as a fashion features editor glamourwhere she covered mostly plus-size style and oversaw the fashion team.
After attending fashion shows and being impressed by the 2016 size-inclusive Chromat show, the brunette beauty decided to get more involved in designing clothes.
in February 2019 the trend piece, Chan wrote, “By the time the spring 2018 collections arrived, my work on size-inclusive fashion had evolved from reporting on industry progress to creating hands-on projects such as [size inclusive] Dresses for Glamor x Lane Bryant.
She continued: “I had a new mantra: Walk the Walk. If I was going to write about wanting more clothing options or needing to see more plus-size models on the runway, shouldn’t I lead by example?” should do?
Chan filled her résumé with even more designer credits by creating 10 clothing collections for the “Glamour x Lane Bryant” collaboration. a year after glamour, she launched Henning, a luxury plus-size workwear brand. Clothing ranges from formal dresses to pajama sets.
Henning was later acquired by Universal Standard, and Chan is now working as an influencer, model, and speaker. She campaigns about size inclusion, the LGBTQ+ community, mental health, female entrepreneurship and more.
The peace does not stop here. She is also a jury member for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and a guest lecturer at universities including Parsons School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, New York University and the Fashion Institute. technology.
The Good Worker has also received numerous honors and awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, Condé Nast, Business of Fashion, and more.
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