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Why Schools Don't Teach Plus-Size Design

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The LA Times provided some insight into why there still aren't boatloads of trendy wares for plus-size ladies, and found that it may not be big brands' faults. The problem may be that there's no one willing to learn how to design for larger proportions. Not only are design students not interested in studying it, leading to very few programs of that sort, but the cost of the mannequins and fit models required for making plus-size clothing is too expensive for schools to invest in. Last time we checked, wasn't school supposed to be where you learn a wide range of subjects in order to be well-rounded for a future career? We weren't too keen on three semesters of economics either, but that's what course requirements are for. And so that we can use the phrase "opportunity cost" to impress our folks. [LA Times via The Cut]