Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit organization working towards a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities, will make its Los Angeles catwalk debut on Monday, March 8, 2022. The one-of-a-kind adaptive fashion show, titled A Fashion Revolution is presented by Kohl’s and will take place at NeueHouse Studios in Hollywood.
The evening will showcase adaptive clothing and footwear from leading brands such as presenting sponsor Kohl’s, and other sponsors including Target, Zappos.com, JCPenney, Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive, No Limbits, and Stride Rite. This will be the first time these brands will be showcasing their adaptive designs on the same runway in Los Angeles.
LVMH will be the Platinum Sponsor of the fashion runway event.
“Hollywood is a place that’s synonymous with making dreams come to life, and it seemed fitting that we bring Runway of Dreams to Los Angeles,” said Mindy Scheier, Founder, and CEO of Runway of Dreams Foundation and Gamut Management, in a statement. “As with all of our events, I’m hoping this groundbreaking runway show will shine a light on this underserved population, appeal for crucial change across the fashion industry, and reveal that inclusivity doesn’t stop at size or race. Everyone deserves the right to look and feel good about themselves, and consumers deserve to have that access.”
The show will feature more than 60 models with varying disabilities and differences, ethnicities and backgrounds to showcase mainstream adaptive clothing and footwear options and highlight necessary changes needed in the fashion industry as a whole. Two of them will be Matthew Fernandez, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and who teamed up with boxing legend Mike Tyson Cares for a limited edition fashion capsule collection called Violets Are Kinda Purple and Cade Robertson, a successful child actor was born with Cerebral Palsy.
Featured throughout the show will be models from Gamut Management, a consulting and talent management company founded by Scheier in 2019 to exclusively represent people with disabilities.
The event will also debut adaptive products from four rising brands including No Limbits, a fashion collection of adaptive apparel.