Day: October 19, 2021

How Online Shopping Is Excluding the Disabled Consumer

EXPIRED 07/24/2021Photographer: Eric HelgasProduct Credit: Free People cardigan, Morgan Lane bra, ERES pantsRestrictions: Editorial and internal use only. No print or advertising allowed.

EXPIRED 07/24/2021Photographer: Eric HelgasProduct Credit: Free People cardigan, Morgan Lane bra, ERES pantsRestrictions: Editorial and internal use only. No print or advertising allowed.

As a legally blind woman, I’m constantly getting questions like who dresses you, do you have a stylist and how are you able to dress so stylish? There is a major misconception that people with disabilities are not interested in fashion. And if you are a person with a disability that society views as “fashionable”, then it usually comes as a surprise. The major problem with this type of thinking is that it directly affects how much access we have to fashion. And since we are not considered fashion consumers, we are often left out of the conversation of how fashion is marketed and produced.

Adaptive fashion is a term that’s becoming more and more popular as the fashion industry works towards being more inclusive. However, I

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Zendaya Is the CFDA Awards Fashion Icon; Anya Taylor-Joy and The Model Alliance Will Also Receive Honors This Year

Those of us plugged into red carpet style have known it since the Vivienne Westwood look she wore to the 2015 Oscars, since the 2020 Tom Ford breastplate at the Critics’ Choice awards, since literally yesterday when she attended a premiere of Dune in a cascade of pearlescent Rick Owens sequins: Zendaya is a fashion icon.

Finally, her status will be recognized this November 10 when she receives the CFDA Award for Fashion Icon. At just 25, Zendaya will be the youngest person ever to receive the honor from the CFDA; she follows in the footsteps of former Fashion Icons Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Pharrell, and David Bowie.

The actress and musician will pick up the award at the first in-person CFDA Awards ceremony since 2019—and she’ll have plenty of friends with her when she does. Her stylist Law Roach, with whom she has worked since her teen years,

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