Lauren Chan is a Canadian fashion personality who began her career as a plus-size model alongside women like Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine at Ford Models. During that time, Chan also worked as a fashion writer, having work published at institutions like Vogue and Interview as well as Cosmopolitan and Refinery29. She later landed at Glamour as the fashion features editor where she oversaw the fashion team and personally owned the plus-size fashion beat. Chan’s feats during that time include appearances on Good Morning America and the Today Show, designing the Glamour x Lane Bryant clothing collection, helping brands like Tanya Taylor launch plus-sizes. She is the recipient of awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, Business of Fashion, Condé Nast and more. Chan also serves as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, an Advisory Board Member for the Model Alliance, and a guest lecturer at New York’s fashion universities. Most recently, Chan has been building a plus-size clothing brand of her own, Henning. Though Henning won’t be on sale until the fall, early press can be seen in Elle, Allure, Marie Claire, Forbes, Tech Crunch, AdWeek, and more.
“Chan is a one-woman multi-media age force for change, raising awareness about size acceptance and body positivity through her work as both a writer and editor in print and online as well as on TV and live events. Her collaborations with brands to expand their size offerings lead to groundbreaking editorial work…[that] turned fashion journalism into consumer advocacy.” — American Society of Magazine Editors