Design for Disability


This Fall, CPF launched a competition for students of the Fashion Institute of Technology to design clothing that will transform the fashion experience for women with disabilities.

Our goal is to inspire designs that will spur innovation, insight and greater public awareness for the issues that people with disabilities face.

22 students submitted original design sketches for a collection of five daytime outfits—including both casual and business attire. Designs were critiqued on overall design, originality, and responsiveness to addressing the needs of women with physical disabilities.

Five semi-finalist were chosen to take their two of their ideas from sketches to run-way ready couture. and will be presented at a fashion Gala in the Spring of 2016.

Jurors for the competition included: Thom Browne, Designer; Andrew Bolton, Curator, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Danielle Sheypuk, Ph.D., Media Commentator, Disability-Rights Advocate and Fashion Model and Andrea Dalzell, Ms. Wheelchair New York and Raw Beauty NY Model.

For ticket and sponsorship information for the Gala, please click the below image!

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