Fashion’s Inclusivity Movement Is Missing Adaptive Fashion for Disabled People


Will this be the season McCharen-Tran’s peers follow her lead? “I’d love to see more disabled people on the runways and in campaigns, and more plus-size models,” she says. “Designers have gotten the memo about casting racially diverse models, but that’s not where it ends—there’s age, gender, ability… And the harder question is who are the designers, who are the owners of the brands? Are they diverse, too? That’s when we will really see true change.”

On that note, Mallon pointed out that even in the adaptive market, few brands are actually designed by someone with a disability. It’s

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