Disability on the Runway a Runaway Success!

This image shows the Access to Fashion models on stage together. There are about 20 models, who are smiling and laughing together, dressed in their runway outfits.FSSI was proud to sponsor the fabulous ‘Access to Fashion – Disability on the Runway’ show as part of Melbourne Fashion Week in September 2018.

Access to Fashion was all about showcasing people with disability on the runway, challenging the pervasive issue of disability exclusion in the fashion industry. As it turned out on the day, it did that and so much more!

Organised by disability advocate and clothes lover Carly Findlay and hosted by Emma J. Hawkins, the runway show featured models of all ages and genders with different types of disability. These beautiful models brought with them incredible messages of empowerment, energy and excitement. It was amazing to be part of a room that showcased what a diverse society looks and feels like, and captured how fantastic it is to celebrate that diversity and move amongst it.

And that’s before we even mention the fashion! Head to toe style was on display. There was steam punk rock, classic tailored jumpsuits, stunning headpieces, funky footwear, colour, frills, flounces, faux fur. You name it, it was there.

Check out some of these images from the day.

Access to Fashion – Disability on the Runway – Sep 2018