Incluses: when local designers meet body diversity

A couple weeks ago, we started to see on social medias that Josiane Stratis was working on something big in collab with La Banque Nationale. This project called Incluses (meaning Included in English) was about bringing local fashion to every sizes. From XSmall to 4X, everybody would be able to find something to wear from local designers.

The idea is brilliant! Knowing that it costs a lot to local designers to adapt their pieces, this project allowed 7 local designers to reajust their patterns to larger sizes.

Incluses is buzzing during Montreal’s Festival Mode & Design. Josiane’s booth has been busy with curious new customers, plus size fashionistas, bloggers and influencers. Go try on some pieces TODAY at her booth! You have until 11pm! RUN over there!!

Runway show

Last Thursday night, Incluses was on the big stage for an inclusive fashion show and it was perfect!! We are not used to see plus size models on stage of the Festival Mode & Design, and it was refreshing. Models walked the runway with confidence, AND were smiling! You could see how happy and proud they were to finally be able to fit in local designer’s fashion.

At the end of the show, some models came back on stage with big signs, and their message was loud and clear: LET US DRESS LOCAL! I just hope the fashion world listened.

You can visit Incluses booth at the Festival Mode & Design until TODAY, from noon to 11pm, or shop online HERE until August 30th.

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Josiane Stratis is half of the Fashion Twins, and Editor in Chief of Montreal’s ultra popular blog Ton Petit Look & TPLMoms.


Photography by Banque Nationale and Pamela Lajeunesse


I was one of the lucky ones on stage for the runway show. I will share my experience and my personnal pics later this week! 

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