Disabled models take to catwalk in wheelchairs as New York Fashion Week promotes diversity
Models in wheelchairs and the world’s first male amputee to hit the catwalk were among those taking to the runway at New York Fashion Week.
The FTL Moda’s AW15 show, which featured international designers with a ‘Made in Italy’ theme, showcased models from all over the world alongside some of the industry’s most esteemed clothes horses.
Named FTL Moda Loving You, the show was held in collaboration with Fondazione Vertical – an Italian foundation supporting research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.
It comes after American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer became the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the runway last Thursday, as she strutted the catwalk in Carrie Hammer’s show.
British personal trainer Jack Eyers became the first male amputee model to strut his stuff on the catwalk in the show.