Alison Mau: Worksafe's insistence that fat women wear men's clothes is horribly insulting
I talked to Ali in the Sunday Star Times about House of Boom, and how sometimes it's pretty clear fashion people are afraid of fat people
The label does much of its business online but when they do have pop-up sales, McLeod says, most of the customers are public servants. She is also amazed at Worksafe's attitudes, and thinks it's an ingrained gut reaction to large-sized women.
"People don't like to associate with fatness, like it will rub off on you."
She name-checks Project Runway winner Christian Siriano as one of the only designers who has really grabbed the opportunity: "He's rolling in money, because he knows that fat women love clothes."