Interview I did a while ago!
Debbie van der Putten gives us an insight into her life as a fashion model with a difference.
Have you seen any change in the way the fashion industry represents and caters for people with disabilities?
Not much, It has been 5 years since BBC three broadcasted “Britain’s Missing Top Model” and we’ve only seen the winner of that show in the high fashion magazines once, as part of her prize when she won. We haven’t seen much campaigns or catwalks including disability since, off course around the Paralympics disability was hot, but as quick as the games disappeared disability in advertising disappeared! Thank god there are amazing fashion diversity campaigns like “All walks beyond the catwalk” www.alkwalks.org and my own campaign IMperfect here to promote diversity in fashion.
Also I’ve been talking to loads off fashion students lately and they are very open minded, as they…
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They did it again after an amazing campaign with Shannon Murray in 2010 Debenhams uses disabled models in their inclusivity spring summer 2013.
The UK Retailer teamed up with inclusivity campaigner Caryn Franklin from http://www.allwalks.org
And their aim is to challenge perceived norms of the fashion industry.
One of the Models is paralympian amputee Stefanie Reid she makes her modelling debut for Debenhams in the campaign.
Don’t you think the pictures turned out FAB!? I love them!!