Fashion models with disabilities. More beautiful than expected

Fashion models with disabilities. More beautiful than expected

Last year, Kelly Knox became one of the first disabled models to feature at London Fashion Week. Together with BBC Radio 5 live, here Kelly investigates why people with disabilities find it so hard to make it in the fashion industry…

I was born without my left forearm.

All my life I’ve known that my body may be ‘missing’ a bit, but my soul is whole, all-powerful and limitless.

I never considered myself disabled until I started modelling. In 2008, I beat seven other women with disabilities to win BBC Three’s Missing Top Model.

I did not see anybody like me in fashion magazines, advertising campaigns or gracing the catwalk. I could’ve easily given up, but I don’t break that easily!

I wanted to change the way society perceived disability and beauty. To make a difference in the world.

But a decade later, not much has changed. We see diversity in terms of shape, size, colour and age, but disability seems the last taboo.

For BBC Radio 5 live, I headed to the London College of Fashion to talk to people from the fashion industry.

Fashion designer Catherine Teatum – one half of the British design duo Teatum Jones – is one of my heroes.

Last year, she cast me and Jack Eyers, whose leg was amputated when he was 16, for the opening show of London Fashion Week.

Amazingly, it was the first time disabled models had ever appeared at London Fashion Week.

I felt so powerful and strong strutting down the runway wearing their gorgeous creations. One of my career highlights.

Walking for Teatum Jones at LFW was a career highlight

Crammed next to the sewing machines and mannequins in the London College of Fashion, I asked Catherine what she wanted people to feel when she cast Jack and me.

“Seeing you on the catwalk, making a powerful stride down the runway is a powerful image,” said Catherine.

“That’s something another young girl with a disability who’s aspiring to be a model can think, ‘Wow, she’s doing it. Maybe I can do it too.’

“You don’t see that imagery enough.”

My next interview was with Caroline Baxter, a fashion journalist and stylist with more than 25 years’ experience on glossy magazines.

I wanted to understand why it was so difficult for magazines to use disabled models.

“My job in putting these shoots together is thinking how I can get all these assets in the right place,” explained Caroline. “[Sometimes] I’ve got to get people over three cliffs, down a ravine and over a little bridge to get the perfect shot.

“You have to look at the insurance implications. You have to think about the transport.

“It’s not an excuse; it just hasn’t come up in conversation.”

Image caption“My body may be ‘missing’ a bit, but my soul is whole, all-powerful and limitless” says Knox

Caroline said using a disabled model would also throw up questions for the reader and stop it being about fashion.

“The reader would need an explanation. Who is this person? It would stop being a fashion story.”

I questioned why it would become a disability story? Disabled people are human too.

This is why it’s so important that people see what it means to be a person with a disability in 2018 – someone who is beautiful, strong, worthy, able and fashionable!

Let’s talk about the purple pound. With an estimated 12 million disabled people living in the UK, spending capacity is worth around £249 billion per year to the economy.

It is a large untapped consumer market. I was keen to chat about this with fashion blogger Clara Holmes.

Clara has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a form of Hypermobility Syndrome, which is an inherited connective tissue disorder.

It’s a very painful condition and Clara has been a full-time wheelchair user for more than 10 years.

Through her Rollin Funky blog, she charts her adventures in fashion – challenging the idea that disabled people can’t be stylish.

Clara told me she had experienced problems if she ventured away from the main shopping areas.

“It’s when you start going off the main track, the little boutique-y places down the side streets, that there’s a problem: They have a step; there’s no ramp, the shop is too narrow.

“I don’t want a hoo-ha getting into a shop. I don’t want to feel like I’ve got to buy something because of all the help you’ve given me getting in.

“I don’t want four people lifting up my wheelchair. I don’t want a standing ovation. I just want to get in.

“If I face that once, I’m not going to do it again.”

Clara Holmes and Kelly Knox call on stores to use models with disabilities in online campaigns

Clara’s experience is not unique. A recent study by the Extra Costs Commission has found that 75 per cent of disabled customers have left a shop because of poor service or access, and that British companies risk losing £420m a week in sales.

When it comes to online stores, Clara said the feelings of exclusion come more from the models they choose to use.

“My whole outfit was bought online. Definitely we need to be represented on there. You see models sat down – why can’t you have a wheelchair user?

“Why not have disabilities in their online campaigns? It would be the perfect platform.”

I completely related to what Clara said.

Our bodies are not an apology. We should not feel ashamed or guilty about them.

We are not going anywhere and deserve representation.

It’s now time to embrace people as individuals and celebrate uniqueness, not defining or labelling them by their differences.

Fashion for students

Fashion for students

What do students know about the fashion?

Fashion for students is a science. Every day thousands of scientists trying to develop what is the best for every undergraduate in the university. What will make him a unique in the eyes of others?

Some of the students who are studying Arts and Fashion have been written many persuasive essays to find out who is responsible for the look of young man and woman. Did it come to the results? Definitely.

Many students of the New York University achieved success in creating something special and new. New styles and new models. But what is the motivation and inspiration for these men?

No doubt that much people find inspiration in cities and countries all around the world. Many cultures may be gathered in one beautiful dress.  This is what some of the designers answer the question: What inspired they mostly?

What cities? No doubt – London and Florence have crazy energy in making something new in the styles.

London at the same time is very rare and classic, but at the same tape non-formal. Florence in its way so beautiful and elegance that you want to fell in love again and again. You can back to the ages to follow all the beautiful lines and bring them to your poetry of the clothes.

Fashion for students around the world

Not only new york’s students can tell the story of the fashion in the way they see, but and the stylists from overseas. Going from Leeds, United Kingdom bunch of top models made a report and great video sharing the experience about American style. They also made the argumentative essay topics list, where shared all the aspects of models by the bullet points

No doubt that British Vogue was the first and most informative agent on the American land in the way of fashion as it is. But this agent brings its own fashion for students of America. British style is ABBA, Beatles, and John Lenon. So cute, so stable, so free.

We already discussed the fashion topic for young ladies who are going to the university to get knowledge how to make the style, but at the same time we shouldn’t forget – but this is not only the knowledge you learned on the course, but this is the way your soul and heart see this life.

Based on it to be a good fashion stylist, you need to combine both heart and knowledge. And all in all fashion for students will become widely popular across all universities and countries.

2017 Fall Fashion Trends

2017 Fall Fashion Trends

2017 fall fashion trends

2017 fall fashion trends show itself at its best.

What we need to know about the trends in fall 2017?

First of all we need to know the colour.

The fashion colour of 2017 autumn is Red

All types of materials, all styles, all moods should be related to this colour if you want to be in trend.

If you don’t have enough red in your cupboard, you still have 3 days to pass.

What is on the top?

Vintage furs become popular and make you special this autumn. Not far ago – furs were popular only in East Europe and Asia, but now more and more model houses are using fur in their fashion shows to sign authentic nature of the woman. Natural, but beauty fur is the trend of 2017 fall.


Front from western

Texas was popular all the times, but this fall 2017 western style still will be on top. Long hats, squared shirts, natural leather boots. All this pack can make you a unique among the others and bring some spicy mood to the relations on your side.

Retro hats

2 years in line the top for hair cover gets retro hats. For the past few years retro style becomes one of the most popular styles for all seasons, but this autumn such retro hats may be a hit, hit for all ladies in trend.

The color may vary from bright red to dark brown. Varieties of this colours is a good idea to make your wardrobe fresh and in fashion.

2017 fall fashion trends video

To follow all the rules you need you also can check some video for 2017 fall fashion trends.

Such as this one, which shows what you need to follow and what may be a mistake

Please check all others topics about the fashion at us –  – your blog about the fashion

Is Fashion New Profession?

Is Fashion New Profession?

Is fashion new profession? This is what came to my head today and doesn’t leave it for all day. How is the important fashion in our lives nowadays? What can we make so exciting to influence our lives, but not to design something new? Little.

However, let’s speak about professions. Today we got thousand of new specialties, which requires new knowledge bases and studies to get in. It is very expected because our world doesn’t stop at one point. It always moves forward.

Very important to finish university, which is answers to all new trends and tendencies. Why? Because without new knowledge, which was invented yesterday or the day before, you can’t go further.

Sounds hard and it is. Always keep your mind and nose up, to feel something new.

Fashion new profession in universities

To study what you want you just need to find the required college with courses you want to deep in.

There is plenty of government and private schools, providing top quality content and studies, faculties in the way you want to research.

For example, IED School of design or New school college with the faculty of design, are happy to take all freshers in their walls, to share the knowledge they have about the fashion and style.

What student should know about the design, style, and fashion, to fully understand that is fashion new profession for him and not for anyone else?

  • Having the taste
  • Will to try something new
  • Love to work hard
  • Find something special in simple things
  • Love everything and everyone

Only in the world, where you surround yourselves with the love and new feelings, the undergraduate or fresher can find himself in fashion. And it will help him to go with it all his life.

This only basis of what needed to be done, to get the desired results in the fashion world.

For the rest, you need an imagination.

Or contact us 🙂

What is fashion?

Fashion is one of the most important things for the most people. People want to be in trend. Want to follow all the rules, which will raise the authority of them among other people. It is the measurement unit for lots people. The more you know about fashion the more authority you have. And back. The more authority you have, the more you know about the fashion. Or other people will think that way.

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However, you still need knowledge about the thing you are in. What dress you need to wear or what clothes suits to that shoes.

It is not easy. You need to be in trend.

What does it mean to be in trend?

Trending people show others how to dress. It doesn’t matter how do they look like in the beginning. The more important, how others will look at the end.

It is not a joke. Most of the people, who are following last fashion trendings and blogs do not recognize last trends. But after some period of time, we may see them on Instagram or Facebook with the looks they hated before.

So for some recognition, it takes time.  Do not rush!

How hard to make trendings?

No! It is easy as… you know. Most of the stars, who started their fashion ways, didn’t know about fashion. They just tried and succeed. The one thing why they got recognition, it because they didn’t fear to lose. They went further to the fashion dream and got it. So why you can’t?

Sure you can! So stand up and go for it.  Fear is what makes people weak. But you don’t want to be like others. You are special! And special people need special look!

All in all, it is not a bad thing. Good luck