To celebrate Bristol Fashion Week’s theme of inclusion, diversity and #fashionforeveryone, we’ve put together a very special series of flat lays to highlight that it’s more than just clothes make us all who we are.
If you’re a fan of Instagram you’ll know that fashion flat lays are usually a carefully curated collection of separates, combined to create a great look. Our special BFW flat lays do exactly that – and more.In tune with our #fashionforeveryone theme, we are going further than age, ethnicicty, size and shape in our message of inclusiveness.
We want everyone living with illness, impairment, disfigurement or disability to feel the empowering effects of celebrating your individual style, and see there are no barriers to looking and feeling great.
In 5 flat lays, revealed daily in the run up to BFW SS18, we’re including some of the realities of life for thousands of people living with different abilities and disabilities.
In England alone, 45,000* people rely on prosthetic limbs, while across the UK around 5,000 people have lower-limb amputations every year.
Many more rely on walking aids because of limited mobility, making a crutches, walking sticks or walking frames a daily essential.
According to Action on Hearing Loss, more than 40% of people over 50 years old have hearing loss, rising to 71% of people over the age of 70 – and only around 40% of people who need hearing aids have them.
Many people are living with hair loss, often as a result of alopecia or medical treatment, and choose to wear a wig. Eithne’s story appeared on the Breast Cancer Care website. “When I dressed up to go anywhere with the wig I felt great. It was as good as having a good hairdo.”
This Bristol Fashion Week is devoted to making fashion accessible to all of these people and more, inspiring confidence and wellbeing in everyone. Book your tickets now and be part of an amazing week.
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