There were 2 fashion shows in the past 2 weeks using models with disabilities to show the clothes and raise money for two different charities. One even made a rare appearance in Vogue!
Congrats to the team who worked on the Fashion with Passion show for HAFAD.
Unfortunately I didn’t make it down to the Fashion with Passion show but I attended an inspirational charity event last Monday, a fashion show that was organised by some pretty incredible young women who wanted to spread the message that you can be disabled, full of personality, fashionable, confident and sexy. The fashion show was the brainchild of Tess Daly and Natasha Horton and the event was hosted by Jonathan Phang with an auction overseen by Jon Snow to raise funds for The Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
I was really struck by how image conscious and fashion aware the young men and women affected by SMA were; regardless of the physical impact of their disability this crowd were seriously on trend and into fashion in a big way! The hair and make up was simply marvellous, in particular two fabulous girls with amazing, vibrant red hair which made Rihanna’s current colour seem bland in comparison. It was a pleasure to see so many young people with disabilities create an event that was about challenging stereotypes and showing that we can have fun with fashion too.
Well done Tess & Tasha and the rest of the team!