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Health & FitTeen with cerebral palsy to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week

03:35  28 august  2019
03:35  28 august  2019 Source:   yahoo.com

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Stuart will be only the second model with Down syndrome (after American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer) to walk the runway during the famous The Brisbane, Australia, native announced her latest job last week on her Instagram account with the caption: "Guess who is modelling in NY for New York

at New York Fashion Week in February were models of color, up from 21 percent in 2015, according to an annual diversity report conducted by The Fashion The agency plans to send the photographs to major designers looking to book their upcoming runway shows at fashion weeks in New York

Next week, when New York Fashion Week kicks off, one of the stand-out models will be a 15-year-old from Bel Air, Maryland, who has cerebral palsy and severe vision impairment.

Teen with cerebral palsy to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week© Provided by Oath Inc. Faith Guilbault, 15, will walk in Kohl's New York Fashion Week show, modeling their new adaptive clothing line. (Photo: WJZ)

Faith Guilbault is set to model Kohl's latest adaptive clothing, which is specially designed for people with disabilities.

The teen is no novice to the runway. When Faith was just 12 years old, she walked in Tommy Hilfiger's show, showcasing the brand's adaptive fashion line. The line was created to help the one in five Americans who are living with a disability have more independent lives.

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When Jamie Brewer strides down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week , she'll not only be showing off an original design by Carrie Hammer, but she will also become the first woman with Down syndrome to grace the runway . “Young girls and even young women … [see me] and say ‘hey, if she

cerebral palsy , which affects motor skills, and movement as a baby — was still unable to walk London Fashion Week wasn’t the girl’s modeling debut, though. She’s already done shoots for other In 2017, designer Derek Lam worked with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation to stage a runway show

“Adaptive clothing [has] special snaps, special magnets,” Faith told WJZ. “There’s all kinds of stuff to help you get your pants on and off and your shirt and stuff.”

For teens like Faith, adaptive clothing doesn't just provide more independence, it also builds confidence. With an increasing number of popular brands designing adaptive clothing, people living with disabilities are now able to dress just like their peers.

“They have such a hard time as it is with the struggles and barriers they have to overcome daily; they shouldn’t have to struggle with their own independence with getting dressed,” Karen, Faith's mother, said.

When Karen learned that Runway of Dreams, a non-profit group who works with the fashion industry to make mainstream clothing available for the differently-abled, was looking for models, she sent in Faith's photo. Through the organization, Faith was tapped to represent Kohl's adaptive clothing line in New York Fashion Week.

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One Spanish model's dream came true when she made her runway debut at New York Fashion Week this weekend. Afterwards, Avila told reporters through a translator, “I felt really happy and I really loved the runway . I wanted to show the world that there are no barriers.”

It may just be Tuesday, but the New York runways are feeling like Flashback Friday in the best possible way , thanks to some "Wait, is that For those keeping score, we've seen Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Christy Brinkley, and Bethann Hardison in the front rows, plus runway turns by Lara

On top of the excitement of appearing in arguably one of the most important weeks of fashion in the world, Faith will be celebrating her 16th birthday.

“How great is that — to be your sweet 16 and be able to walk the runway in New York City Fashion Week?” mom Karen asked.

Faith, who enjoys therapeutic riding and bowling, and plans to join the cheerleading squad at the Maryland School for the Blind, where she'll begin classes this fall, knows the opportunity is incredible. She also realizes that her presence on the runway goes beyond her own potential modeling career.

"I think it will make a difference for people out here in the world,” Faith said.

Kohl's and Karen Guilbault did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.


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