Fashion designer, mom and CEO of Runway of Dreams, Mindy Scheier, brings adaptive fashion to Los Angeles! The non-profit works towards acceptance of people with disabilities in the fashion industry. She believes that every person has the right to live with dignity, comfort, and independence. Actress, Jamie Chung, MCed the event. Celebrities like Mollee Gray, Brooklynne Webb, Kent Boyd, The Editor in Chief Erika De La Cruz and many others also made appearances to support the fashion show.
The runway featured over 70 models with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and disabilities to display clothing in a fun yet unique way. The clothing was showcased under presenting sponsor Kohl’s. Zappos, LVMH, Target, JCPenney, VS&Co, Tommy Hilfiger were some of the other sponsors that helped in presenting this year’s show. It is rare to get a crowd off their feet or livened up during most runways, but this event blew the notion of “keeping quiet” out of the water. Crowds teared up, cheered and danced along with this year’s models.
This heart-warming runway show was held at the spacious The Majestic located in Downtown LA on the 8th of March, 2022. The Venue housed two floors of cocktails and appetizers with a giant runway down the center of the venue, surrounded by guests on all corners. This venue is also home to a few LA Fashion week runway shows, coming up soon. Read more here.
Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, Runway of Dreams aims to help the effort to fully embrace people with disabilities with the help of self-expression through fashion. They raise awareness about the same through events and initiatives that has resulted in real clothing and impact, educating and standing up for industry change. Runway of Dreams strives to make their services accessible to anyone and everyone who has disabilities.
You can support by donating to this cause by texting RUNWAY to 201-775-9936 or click here! All proceeds will support their global campaign for inclusion, scholarships for next generation design innovators, wardrobe grants and adaptive clothing donations for people with disabilities in need, and college clubs.