Models too skinny: Designers are to blame.

An age-old discussion has launched once again due to Madrid deciding that models who were too thin would not be allowed in their show. A good idea, but it’s not the models who have chosen to be thin, it’s the designers who’ve asked for them to be so.

Much in the same way an architect must follow standard building codes and engineering standards in order to create a functional space, so should fashion designers be aware of what they are really doing: creating functional clothing. Art, yes. But art that should accomplish its primary function: to be worn.

That said, it’s a better idea to not punish the models for meeting an obvious demand, but encourage designers to design for sizes three and up. Let them create their art, but let them create it in the same way Frank Lloyd Wright created his: to serve a purpose at the same time it elevates those who view it.