Great strides for wheelchair fashion: #NYFW First Wheelchair Model

Great strides for wheelchair fashion: #NYFW First Wheelchair Model

With both New York and London Fashion weeks gaining fantastic media coverage as well as a huge public following over the last few weeks, I have hardly looked up from the pages of Grazia and away from the gorgeous (and sometimes a little strange) clothing that has been showcased from designers worldwide. I could talk about the garments themselves for a year and a day, but what has really excited me more than everything else combined is the appearance of the first disabled woman to ever 'walk' the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in a wheelchair. The stunning Dr Danielle Sheypuk PhD, who is a New York based clinical psychologist graced the runway on February 6th wearing an outfit from designer Carrie Hammer and making world history. Dr Sheypuk is quoted as saying 'I feel like the industry has gotten more accepting of diversity but you never hear of a model in a wheelchair and it’s just ludicrous'.

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