British plus-size women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine SLiNK cover features a 3D photograph of gorgeous Australian model Bree Warren, a UK size 14, which is the minimum requirement for all models featured in the publication.
The cover of SLiNK magazine’ seventh issue shows Bree Warren – who works for Models 1+ and has just finished her journalism degree – wearing a furry Marimodo gilet, a body from ASOS Curve, and cuff and rings by Imogen.
Inside the magazine is further 3D editorial, with photographs of Bree Warren modelling a selection of clothes and accessories from both high street brands and independent high-end designers.
Readers can fully appreciate the photos – all of which are taken by Roberto Aguilar – by wearing the free 3D glasses provided with the edition.
The theme of the edition is Freedom, exploring everything from the change in a woman’s freedom after she has children, to how the changes in the Middle East have affected women in the region.
The editor of SLiNK, Rivkie Baum (a size 16-18 26-year-old), said the 3D technique was employed “to create a sensational selection of images with a military theme that truly come to life”.
She added: “The issue is The Freedom Issue and as our lead story we wanted something fierce and fresh with a military spin.
“We worked with a lot of mainstream PR agencies for this shoot, especially with young designers whose samples would work for both a girl of size 14 and a straight size model.
“We find emerging designers are keen to work with models of various sizes. We wanted this shoot to really be about pushing boundaries of what <<plus size>> modelling and fashion should be about.”
As well as the 3D shoot the edition also features a beauty section, shopping pages and extra editorial shoots, including a beautiful lingerie shoot.
SLiNK, which won the award for Best Plus Size Magazine 2011 at the 100% People Awards, was founded “to show that plus-size models can do anything a straight size model can”.
The fashion inside can always be found up to a size 22, often a 32.
The concept for the publication was Rivkie Baum’s, a graduate from the London College of Fashion in Design and Pattern Cutting and a creative at Models 1.
Her aim was to promote healthy lifestyle, body confidence and body acceptance to the 4.9 million women in the UK who wear a size 18+.
Rivkie Baum said: “SLiNK is a shining light in a world that frowns on plus size women.
“Using models who are a size 14+, SLiNK’s ethos is to show their readers that being fuller-figured is no barrier to obtaining both an on-trend wardrobe and a fabulous lifestyle.”
SLiNK magazine has run online for one year and is now available to purchase via the company’s website.