Credit: Anastasia Garcia / Jenessy Utley

It’s always refreshing to hear about creative projects that highlight positive and realistic body image, while still celebrating the fun side of the beauty and fashion industry. Fully experienced in critiquing the toxic parts of the fashion industry while lifting women up, the makers of the Straight/Curve documentary have already stamped their name on another body-posi project, this time putting together a full-fledged diversity exhibit in NYC.

It makes a wonderful amount of sense that the women dedicated to promoting diversity and body-positivity in fashion through the Straight/Curve documentary (which is slated for release in spring 2017) would bring their vision a physical gallery space to share the vision.

The one-day exhibit — Straight/Curve:Fashion Reimagined by Anastasia Garciatook place on October 26th at the Refinery29 Every Body Beautiful Event, and featured a gorgeous spread of photos from the photographer Garcia and stylist Jenessee Utley.

Credit: Anastasia Garcia / Jenessy Utley

Garcia shared in an email to HelloGiggles her intentions behind the series, perhaps most notably how she thinks diversity in the fashion industry should be a given:

Credit: Anastasia Garcia / Jenessy Utley

The director for the Straight/Curve documentary Jenny McQuaile also shared her thoughts with HelloGiggles, particularly calling out the ways in which a primarily-white thin obsessed fashion world doesn’t accurately reflect the real-life loveliness of many women:

Credit: Anastasia Garcia / Jenessy Utley

Continuing her stream of thought, McQuaile brought up the point that body-positive movement and inclusiveness moves far beyond the fashion-world itself, and overlaps into the freedom and options to wear certain clothing:

Credit: Anastasia Garcia / Jenessy Utley

We were also lucky enough to peek the latest teaser for the upcoming Straight/Curve documentary!

We can’t wait until Spring 2017, when we can tune into the full vision of these women.