Friday, February 20

These Photos Of Physically Challenged NYFW Models Will Inspire

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This is amazing.
Designer Antonio Urzi made history by featuring models from across the world with different disabilities this Fashion Week, a collection of runway shows most often featuring cookie-cutter runway models. During FTL Moda's fall/winter 2015 show titled "FTL Moda Loving You," Jack Eyers became the first-ever male amputee on the runway at NYFW.
 
"To be the first male amputee model on a New York Fashion Week runway feels amazing," Eyers said in a press release, according to Caters News. "It feels like such a big deal. I just want to show that having a disability doesn't need to hold you back."

According to BuzzFeed, Urzi partnered with Fondazione Vertical, an Italian research foundation for spinal cord injuries, for the show. He also cast female amputees as models, some of whom were in wheelchairs.

This came just days after the highly praised Carrie Hammer show, which featured American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, who has Down syndrome. Kudos to designers showing a bit more diversity this season. After all, very few people actually look like six-foot-tall runway models anyway.

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