Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: fashion

Model in wheelchair shares what it meant to be a part of New York...

Published: October 11, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

“To now be a part of this representation is really beautiful and overwhelming because I craved it so much when I was little.”

All eyes were on the stunning wedding dresses at New York Bridal Fashion Week, but there was one special moment that stole the show.

Barbie introduces dolls with wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs

Published: February 12, 2019

(CNN)Barbie’s new looks could help fight the stigma around physical disabilities.

In June, Barbie will debut a doll with a prosthetic leg and another that comes with a wheelchair.

The new dolls are part of Mattel’s 2019 Barbie Fashionistas line, which aims to offer kids more diverse representations of beauty.

“As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion,” Mattel said in a statement.

Adaptive Clothing Takes Stress out of Dressing

Published: October 15, 2018

New garments and accessories help caregivers assist those who are older or mobility challenged

While no two caretakers face the same day-to-day issues, one universal strain remains: the inherent challenge of dressing loved ones who can’t dress themselves.

Rachelle Chapman, quadriplegic mother shares journey, answers tough questions in her new blog

Published: August 31, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Rachelle ChapmanIt’s been eight years since the night of Rachelle Chapman’s Bachelorette party where a playful push into a pool left her quadriplegic.

Since then, Rachelle became a wife, starred in a TLC television show, joined a quadriplegic rugby team and became a mother.

“I literally don’t know what I did before I was a mom,” Chapman confessed. “She’s so entertaining.”

Tommy Hilfiger unveils innovative clothing line for people with disabilities

Published: April 6, 2018

Tommy Hilfiger is expanding its innovative disability-friendly clothing initiative by unveiling Tommy Adaptive, a new line that includes a variety of new and stylish pieces.

In 2016, Tommy Hilfiger partnered with Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit founded by Mindy Scheier, a mother whose child has muscular dystrophy, to create a clothing line more inclusive to children with disabilities. Last year the company expanded it to include an adult collection, and now, the company strives to provide all people with disabilities with even more clothing options.

“Tommy Adaptive’s mission is to be inclusive and empower people of all abilities to express themselves through fashion,” the company said in a press release.

Students design functional fashion for wheelchair athletes

Published: December 12, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

WashU students design prototype garments for athletes with disabilities

Rugby is hard-hitting, fast-moving and adrenaline-fueled. But for elite Paralympic wheelchair athletes, the sport also can pose particular challenges.

No barrier is unbreakable! By Tamara Mena

Published: November 14, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

I am Tamara Mena and I am 30 years old. I’m a host, model, and motivational speaker.

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Collection for Children With Disabilities

Published: February 23, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

adaptable mainstream clothingNow, children of all abilities can wear Tommy Hilfiger clothing.

A nonprofit organization called Runway of Dreams worked with the brand to launch an adaptive version of select styles from its children’s line, which will be on sale starting Tuesday.

Mindy Scheier, a fashion designer, founded Runway of Dreams to work with the fashion industry and adapt mainstream clothing for people with different abilities. She started the organization after her son Oliver, 11, who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, asked her to buy him a pair of jeans. 

Rollin’ Down The Runway: What Happens When High Fashion Meets a Wheelchair

Published: February 17, 2016

Model Alexandra KutasThe fashion industry isn’t particularly well known for it’s diversity and inclusion. When we hear the term “fashion model,” we often think of tall, sleek, and slender young women.

But there are more than a few trailblazers out there shaking up that idea, including Alexandra Kutas. Paralyzed since birth, this Ukrainian model and accessibility advocate came to New York Fashion Week to court designers, photographers, and publishers, and to show that models come in all shapes and sizes.

Paralyzed designer creates jeans for women in wheelchairs

Published: August 19, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Heidi McKenzie Alter Ur Ego jeansMost pieces of clothing are not designed for people with disabilities. Alter Ur Ego is not one of them.

Heidi McKenzie, a T4 paraplegic woman paralyzed in a car accident in 2007 at the age of 21, has designed a collection of jeans dubbed Alter Ur Ego for people who use wheelchairs.

After participating in Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2012, McKenzie realized she was not the only woman experiencing difficulty finding fashionable yet adaptable clothing that fits a seated body.

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