Plus size Model, fashion influencer, creator and New Jersey Native, Darnel Ghramm is setting the fashion bar high for the big and tall men, with his unique street style and dapper looks, he proves that you can use fashion to express yourself no matter your size or shape. Darnel has been featured in multiple articles such as Cosmopolitan, Blavity and Huffington Post and has also collaborated with numerous style brands like ASOS, Boohoo, and BadRhino just to name a few. Most recently, he was named ‘Male Dapper Bomber of the Year’ 2017/18 during the National Curves show in Washington D.C.
Recall Calvin Kleins “#MyCalvins” campaign photo shoot with the Kardashian clan a while back which plus size models Diana Sirokai, Daisy Christina, Denise Mercedes and Tammy B recreated as subtle message to the brand to be more size inclusive. Well, Calvin Klein recently did another “#MyCalvins” campaign featuring rapper Asap Rocky and his family for the Spring 2018 Calvin Klein Jeans collection, also shot by ace photographer Willy Vanderperre. Again, the plus size community has called out the brand, this time around for the inclusion of male models.
Top plus size model, Darnel Ghramm decided to bring together a few plus males with different ethnicities, height, sizes & shapes to recreate the spring 2018 Calvin Klein Jeans campaign Calvin Klein apparently ‘missed out on’. He shared the photos via his Instagram handle with a message that asked pending questions. Photographer Tony Trott, male model Rob Robinson, plus male model Arcadio Ady Del Valle, Kyle, New York Photographer Travis Curry, Singer Eric, entertainer Miguel Rodriguez including Darnel himself, all came together to recreate the campaign shots.
Have you ever seen a Plus Male Model? Do they even exist? What even constitutes as a plus size man? Does anyone remember that ‘Plus Size’ Calvin Klein campaign? Well, do you?!
We EXIST and we are constituted by many different things. Whether big, tall or simply fall outside of the worlds standards, we are ALL handsome and worthy, FACT! : Darnel Ghramm
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