Saturday, 30 June 2018

Access to fashion - disability on the runway - Melbourne - 1 September 2018

An exploration of disability inclusion in the fashion industry - a Melbourne Fashion Week event. 

Almost twenty percent 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 is an event that endeavours to solve the pervasive issue of disability exclusion in the fashion industry. The event, which will be comprised of a panel discussion and runway show featuring disabled models, will emphasise the need for accessibility and authentic representation, and highlight change makers and activists within the disabled community.

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.

Tickets are on sale here.

We will be calling for a diverse range of disabled people to model, as fashion brands, sponsors and crowdfunders


The Access to Fashion show will be run on for the love of it. But love don't pay the bills. We need YOU to crowdfund it - so we can pay people involved in the event. We hope to reach $5000. You can donate here. Thank you!

Your money will go towards paying
  • models
  • access
  • photography
  • catering
  • a producer
  • hair and makeup artists
  • promotion material
If you want to volunteer your time and services, or sponsor the event, get in touch.

Your/your company's name will be listed on the promotion material.

A number of sponsors have already supported the event, including Intopia, Sterogamous and VCOSS - RMIT Future Social Service Institute.