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T he fashion industry operates on a singular vision of beauty. Carefully policed boundaries exclude those who are not extremely thin, tall and white. But there is another beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness – that of ablism. While pressure is increasing on the industry to become more diverse in terms of size and race, inclusion should also embrace people with disabilities.

Calling on fashion to break with its narrow prerequisites are campaigners including Michael Shamash, a former chairman of the Restricted Growth Association, Paralympian Stef Reid and Kelly Knox, a London model who was born without her left forearm.

"Most people, disabled and non-disabled are not represented by adverts, magazines or television programmes," said Shamash at Ablism in Fashion, an event organised by Better Lives at London College of Fashion. "The construction of beauty is such a narrow one. In this rigid hierarchy, disabled people often don't get the chance to be valued as stylish and elegant."

Models with disabilities – Jillian Mercado, Jamie Brewer – have made the headlines, but the handful of examples is just a drop in the ocean

R eading certain sections of the media over the past few weeks you might have thought that we were living in a golden age of diversity in fashion. Modelling – so the narrative goes – is finally opening its doors to people who reflect the eclectic beauty of the world’s population, with models with disabilities among those being welcomed to the fold.

This month Jillian Mercado , who has muscular dystrophy, was signed to IMG Models, the same agency as Gisele Bündchen. The American fashion blogger and editor has also featured in a Diesel campaign and has been photographed by the high priestess of fashion, Carine Roitfeld. Also this month, Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian who has Down’s syndrome, was announced as the face of cosmetics brand GlossiGirl and cast to walk at New York fashion week in September.

Based upon the achievements of Fashion Services for the Disabled, this is a guide on how to make fashionable and practical clothes for, or by, disabled people. Aims to provide practical advice on sewing with a disability and clear instructions with drawn patterns and illustrations.

Create 4 wrap bracelets with the Ever After High Spellbinding Bracelet Kit. Combine different cording materials with a metal plate inscribed with spellbinding sentiments and bead embellishments to create a collection of wrap bracelets. This set makes it easy to create trendy bracelets to wear and share. Whatever you do with them, the sentiment plaques display Ever After High themed messages that any fan will adore. The Ever After High Spellbinding Bracelet Kit includes 4 lengths of suedette cord

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The fashion world can at times seem like a shallow and judgmental industry, but one Italian fashion company is working hard to amend that impression. FTL MODA enlisted a group of disabled models to strut in the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week runway show on Sunday, Feb. 15. The company teamed up with Fondazione Vertical, an Italian research organization for spinal cord injuries.

Some of the catwalkers were amputees, while others were bound by wheelchairs or walked on canes — but they didn't let their physical ailments get in the way of making a bold political (and fashion!) statement.   

Modeling a futuristic updo and silver eye makeup, one of the models sported a sheer lace jumpsuit with a plunging neckline. Another model in a wheelchair looked ladylike in a bold maroon Hendrik Vermeulen ensemble that featured a painted skirt. 

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T he fashion industry operates on a singular vision of beauty. Carefully policed boundaries exclude those who are not extremely thin, tall and white. But there is another beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness – that of ablism. While pressure is increasing on the industry to become more diverse in terms of size and race, inclusion should also embrace people with disabilities.

Calling on fashion to break with its narrow prerequisites are campaigners including Michael Shamash, a former chairman of the Restricted Growth Association, Paralympian Stef Reid and Kelly Knox, a London model who was born without her left forearm.

"Most people, disabled and non-disabled are not represented by adverts, magazines or television programmes," said Shamash at Ablism in Fashion, an event organised by Better Lives at London College of Fashion. "The construction of beauty is such a narrow one. In this rigid hierarchy, disabled people often don't get the chance to be valued as stylish and elegant."

Models with disabilities – Jillian Mercado, Jamie Brewer – have made the headlines, but the handful of examples is just a drop in the ocean

R eading certain sections of the media over the past few weeks you might have thought that we were living in a golden age of diversity in fashion. Modelling – so the narrative goes – is finally opening its doors to people who reflect the eclectic beauty of the world’s population, with models with disabilities among those being welcomed to the fold.

This month Jillian Mercado , who has muscular dystrophy, was signed to IMG Models, the same agency as Gisele Bündchen. The American fashion blogger and editor has also featured in a Diesel campaign and has been photographed by the high priestess of fashion, Carine Roitfeld. Also this month, Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian who has Down’s syndrome, was announced as the face of cosmetics brand GlossiGirl and cast to walk at New York fashion week in September.

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T he fashion industry operates on a singular vision of beauty. Carefully policed boundaries exclude those who are not extremely thin, tall and white. But there is another beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness – that of ablism. While pressure is increasing on the industry to become more diverse in terms of size and race, inclusion should also embrace people with disabilities.

Calling on fashion to break with its narrow prerequisites are campaigners including Michael Shamash, a former chairman of the Restricted Growth Association, Paralympian Stef Reid and Kelly Knox, a London model who was born without her left forearm.

"Most people, disabled and non-disabled are not represented by adverts, magazines or television programmes," said Shamash at Ablism in Fashion, an event organised by Better Lives at London College of Fashion. "The construction of beauty is such a narrow one. In this rigid hierarchy, disabled people often don't get the chance to be valued as stylish and elegant."

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T he fashion industry operates on a singular vision of beauty. Carefully policed boundaries exclude those who are not extremely thin, tall and white. But there is another beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness – that of ablism. While pressure is increasing on the industry to become more diverse in terms of size and race, inclusion should also embrace people with disabilities.

Calling on fashion to break with its narrow prerequisites are campaigners including Michael Shamash, a former chairman of the Restricted Growth Association, Paralympian Stef Reid and Kelly Knox, a London model who was born without her left forearm.

"Most people, disabled and non-disabled are not represented by adverts, magazines or television programmes," said Shamash at Ablism in Fashion, an event organised by Better Lives at London College of Fashion. "The construction of beauty is such a narrow one. In this rigid hierarchy, disabled people often don't get the chance to be valued as stylish and elegant."

Models with disabilities – Jillian Mercado, Jamie Brewer – have made the headlines, but the handful of examples is just a drop in the ocean

R eading certain sections of the media over the past few weeks you might have thought that we were living in a golden age of diversity in fashion. Modelling – so the narrative goes – is finally opening its doors to people who reflect the eclectic beauty of the world’s population, with models with disabilities among those being welcomed to the fold.

This month Jillian Mercado , who has muscular dystrophy, was signed to IMG Models, the same agency as Gisele Bündchen. The American fashion blogger and editor has also featured in a Diesel campaign and has been photographed by the high priestess of fashion, Carine Roitfeld. Also this month, Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian who has Down’s syndrome, was announced as the face of cosmetics brand GlossiGirl and cast to walk at New York fashion week in September.

Based upon the achievements of Fashion Services for the Disabled, this is a guide on how to make fashionable and practical clothes for, or by, disabled people. Aims to provide practical advice on sewing with a disability and clear instructions with drawn patterns and illustrations.

Create 4 wrap bracelets with the Ever After High Spellbinding Bracelet Kit. Combine different cording materials with a metal plate inscribed with spellbinding sentiments and bead embellishments to create a collection of wrap bracelets. This set makes it easy to create trendy bracelets to wear and share. Whatever you do with them, the sentiment plaques display Ever After High themed messages that any fan will adore. The Ever After High Spellbinding Bracelet Kit includes 4 lengths of suedette cord

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