by Stephen Garner
Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive

The Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit organization working toward a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities, will host a one-of-a-kind drive-in adaptive fashion show on March 9th in Miami.

Beginning at 7:30 pm, the outdoor drive-in fashion show will take place at the Carpool Cinema Wynwood and will feature adaptive apparel from presenting sponsor Kohl’s, and other sponsors including, Zappos Adaptive, Stride Rite, and Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive. The event aims to expand the reach of adaptive clothing in the mainstream fashion industry and represent true inclusion of people with disabilities. The show will premiere globally on March 11th via Runway of Dreams’ YouTube channel.

*NSYNC member Joey Fatone, currently the host of Common Knowledge and Impractical Jokers, will host the event and introduce Runway of Dreams founder and CEO Mindy Scheier. In addition, Fatone’s daughter, Kloey, will model in the runway show with over 40 Florida-based models, all of whom have a disability or difference. Featured throughout the show are models from Gamut Management, a talent management company exclusively for people with disabilities.

“After approaching the fashion industry about designing mainstream adaptive clothing less than a decade ago, I’m so proud to see how far the movement and the industry have come in such a short time,” said Scheier. “We are excited that our Fashion Revolution will continue in Miami – under strict guidelines. This new, creative, and safe way shows our resilience as a population.  Nothing will stop us!”

The event will also feature Runway by SAP, a machine learning-powered app used to identify an item of clothing. Users can “love” the item, add it to their wish list, buy it, and more.  For the Runway by SAP app, download here.