New York Fashion Week has come to an end! After browsing through some of my favorite designers’ collections for fall/winter 2015, I came across this particular show and was completely blown away. Probably one of the best runway showcases I have ever seen.
Models with various disabilities came down the runway wearing Antonio Urzi‘s designs for the FTL Moda Loving You fashion show who also partnered with Italian research foundation for for spinal cord injuries, Fondazione Vertical. One of the models included Jack Eyers, the world’s first male amputee to walk in NYFW.
Just as the show’s producer Ilaria Niccolini stated, “disability is very often just a mental state by performing on the runway next to some of the best models on the scene.” Sometimes I let a lack of courage and confidence hinder me from accomplishing bigger things, but these models didn’t let their limitations stop them from appearing in the one of the fashion industry’s biggest productions which, if we’re honest, doesn’t dive too much into diversity. So how inspiring is that? Work. IT!
Photos and source originally seen on Buzzfeed.com.
“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
– Luke 14: 13, 14