Models striding down a runway might be the usual way of most fashion shows, but as designers showing at Moscow Fashion week proved, there’s more than one way to kill it on the catwalk.
The collection featured models in wheelchairs alongside models without disabilities and the show itself was hosted by Open World, a non-profit partnership that strives to provide more opportunities for people with disabilities
The models in wheelchairs wore a range of looks from velvet cocktail dresses through to skin-tight leather pants – with each working great angles as they posed at the end of the catwalk.
While its not the first time designers have included models in wheelchairs – it’s been done once before at New York Fashion Week – it would seem Russia is at the forefront of championing greater inclusivity.
In 2014, a Russian show for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week called ‘Fashion Without Borders’ broke new ground showing models of different abilities.
Bezgraniz Couture – a designer label from Russia also included models in wheelchairs during its Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
We reckon the more diversity, the better!