FTL Moda Featured Disabled Models to Promote Diversity in Fashion

By: Erin Fox - Feb 22, 2015
References: ftlmoda & dailymail
FTL Moda's AW15 runway show showcased disabled models during New York Fashion Week to promote diversity in the industry. Named FTL Moda Loving You, the show was held in collaboration with Fondazione Vertical, an Italian foundation supporting research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The runway show featured Personal Trainer Jack Eyers, an amputee most notable for his work as a fitness model.

Designer, Antonio Urzi is best known for creating some of the crazy costumes worn by Lady Gaga. The designer wanted to inspire and connect people, despite any physical aliment. FTL Moda is a pioneer in its promotion of diversity amongst models within fashion.

Notably, American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer opened the show this year. The actress was the first person to walk in a fashion show with Down Syndrome.