Models With Disabilities Will Walk The Runway At New York Fashion Week
Lakme Fashion Week has ended with a bang and I can’t keep calm because fashion events ain’t over yet.
With New York fashion week just a week away am finding it hard to control my excitement. One of the most awaited fashion events is giving me sleepless nights. I can’t stop dreaming about NYF Week because this year it’s gonna be more massive and more voguish.
This year New York Fashion Week will feature a show that highlights adaptive clothing, or clothing that is specifically made for people with special needs.
One of the stand-out models will be a 15-year-old from Bel Air, Maryland in the US. The model has cerebral palsy and severe vision impairment. A 9-year-old double amputee from Birmingham, UK, will also walk the ramp at New York Fashion Week.
15-year-old Faith Guilbault will walk the ramp for American department store Kohl’s latest clothing line, Adaptive, which is specially designed for people with disabilities.
The teen is not a virgin to the catwalk. She had walked the ramp for Tommy Hilfiger’s show when she was only 12 years old. At that time she had revealed the brand’s Adaptive fashion line. The line was launched to help the one in five Americans who are living with a disability have more independent lives.
9-year-old Daisy-May Demetre was born with fibular hemimelia, a disorder in which all of her fibular bone in the leg is missing. She had to go through a double amputation when she was just 18 months old. Since then Daisy-May is on prosthetic legs and has used them to help her walk and move.
Daisy will grace the New York Fashion Week runway on September 8. But it’s not the first time that she is working as a model. She’s been modeling for 18 months already. She has worked for brands like Nike, River Island, and several other high street brands in the UK. She was even crowned as Child of Courage in the Pride of Birmingham Awards.