Returning for the seventh time in 2022, the Runway of Dreams Foundation announced its upcoming adaptive clothing show to be held during New York Fashion Week. Runway of Dreams is a nonprofit organization leading the charge on inclusion, acceptance and opportunity within the fashion industry for people with disabilities.
This one-of-a-kind adaptive clothing show, titled A Fashion Revolution, will take place on Monday, September 12, 2022 at The Glasshouse in New York City. The evening will celebrate adaptive clothing and footwear and be shown by over 60 models with varying disabilities and backgrounds. Leading brands will be featured, such as Kohl’s, Target, Zappos.com, JCPenney, Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive, No Limbits and Stride Rite.
Plus, Steve Madden is set to share the company’s new adaptive footwear line; alongside more brands, like French Toast Adaptive, Stemwear and Magnetic Me, also slated to showcase products from new adaptive collections.
“Year after year, I continue to be humbled and excited by the new brands who are entering the adaptive space, and choosing to debut on our runway. The fashion industry is listening, and we are honored to help present these brands to the massive community of potential consumers,” said Mindy Scheier, Runway of Dreams’ Founder and CEO.
Check out this video with highlights from the 2021 Runway of Dreams show:
A Fashion Revolution will be hosted by Logan Aldridge, Peloton’s first adaptive instructor. “Runway of Dreams celebrates and empowers all disabilities. I’m honored to help spread that message and play a small part in bringing more recognition to the world. We all belong and deserve to be celebrated,” said Aldridge.
The foundation will honor Chris Nikic, the first athlete with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon, with an Inspirational Achievement Award. Plus, Kohl’s will receive the Pioneer of Change Award for its work to bring inclusion and representation to the retail industry.
“At Kohl’s, we believe it’s important to celebrate our differences and make sure all of our customers see themselves represented in our brands,” said Michelle A. Banks, Kohl’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. “We are proud to support The Runway of Dreams Foundation and A Fashion Revolution because they share our vision of equity, empowerment and representation for people with disabilities.”
Featured throughout the show are models from GAMUT Management, the consulting and talent management company also founded by Mindy Scheier, in 2019, which exclusively represents people with disabilities.
Runway of Dreams‘ Fashion week runway shows raises funds for the foundation to continue raising awareness, educating consumers, advocating for industry change, providing scholarships to develop the next generation of design innovators and providing access to fashionable adaptive apparel. Tickets and sponsorship packages for A Fashion Revolution are available for purchase on RunwayofDreams.org.
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