Date: 1 September 2018
Location: Library at the Dock
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands, Melbourne, VIC 3004
We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of Access to Fashion!
Almost 20% of Australians are disabled, but if you bought a magazine, consumed any media or went retail shopping, you would think that the disabled population was almost non-existent, or only existed in a medical setting. But we are here and are proud, and not surprisingly, we are buying and wearing clothes!
Access to Fashion – Disability on the Runway is a Melbourne Fashion Week event that endeavours to address the pervasive issue of disability exclusion in the fashion industry. The event will comprise a panel discussion and a runway show featuring disabled models and will emphasise the need for accessibility and authentic representation, and highlight change-makers and activists within the disabled community.
While this event sets out to make a statement about disability access and inclusion, it is also about disability pride – disabled people coming together to celebrate themselves and each other.
The event will be run by writer, speaker, appearance advocate and clothes lover Carly Findlay, with the assistance of disabled and non disabled people.
It will be held in Melbourne on 1 September at Library at the Dock. It will feature 15-20 disabled people modelling, and a panel of four discussing fashion.
The event is sponsored by Intopia, Future Social Services and Stereogamous. More sponsors to come.