It’s the event every fashionista in town is waiting for – the spring collections of local high fashion designers. Opening with Ageless Style on Thursday, March 23, Western Canada Fashion Week exhibits collections, runway shows, competitions and a fantasy hair night until Friday, March 31.
On Saturday, models with disabilities got the chance to walk the runway at Edmonton’s Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW) — and they totally owned it! The event was held to celebrate diversity in fashion and featured models with physical disabilities, including models with amputations, models in wheelchairs and models who use walkers.
I had the chance to dip my toe back into the fashion world with this week’s Vue Weekly cover story. Benveet Gill will join other models with disabilities and injuries on the Western Canada Fashion Week catwalk this season.
The words “Edmonton” and “fashion” are typically discussed as separate topics, but it’s because of this unexpected relationship that their combination works on more than just a superficial level.
The event was held to celebrate diversity in fashion and featured models with physical disabilities, including models with amputations, models in wheelchairs and models who use walkers..
For the first time ever, models with disabilities showcased fashions on the runway at Western Canada Fashion Week in Edmonton.
An Evening of Diversity featured amputee models and models in wheelchairs or using walkers.
Bean Gill and 12 other models nervously sat backstage waiting to the hit the runway — it was the first time they had to show their stuff.
They were also making history — It would be the first time models with disabilities would cross the runway at a major Canadian fashion week show, taking place at Western Canada Fashion Week on Saturday.