This year’s runway trends were diversity and inclusion at the February 15, 2016 FTL MODA show with models Madeline Stuart, Tiffany Tennille, Shaholly Ayers, Fausto Di Pino, Rebekah Marine, Dionne Michelle, and others. The show featured fashions by Josefa DaSilva, LuLu et GiGi, Dunyah, Adolfo Sanchez, Dear Rain, Mr. Decurtis, and FuMo Bespoke. Life-Wire correspondents Meredith Arout and Eric Schwacke spoke with musicians Chris Reeder and Meredith O’Connor, Josefa, Dionne and Fausto for their thoughts on this extraordinary fashion event.
Madeline Stuart (left) and Fausto Di Pino (right). Photo: Meredith Arout for Life-Wire News Service.
Inclusion was in fashion Saturday night as FTL MODA previewed their New York Fashion Week presentation. Our Eric Schwacke and Meredith Arout interviewed the models who would walk the runway on Monday night, along with some of the other personalities behind the show. Meet Madeline Stuart, the young Australian model who has been making waves around the world since bursting onto the fashion scene; Rebekah Marine, who is known as the Bionic Model and spokesperson for the Lucky Fin Project; Shaholly Ayers, brand ambassador for Global Disability Inclusion; Meg O’Connell of Global Disability Inclusion; and Iliana Niccolini, producer of the event and the FTL MODA platform. Global Disability Inclusion has sponsored the FTL MODA show for three years in a row.
Photography: Meredith Arout for Life-Wire News Service.
Last night, FTL MODA presented the latest fashions in their trademark inclusive runway show for this season’s New York Fashion Week. The show at the Lower East Side’s Angel Orsensaz Foundation. Top models who exemplify inclusion came of for the event, including Madeline Stuart, Rebekah Marine, Shaholly Ayers, Fausto Di Pino, and others. Life-Wire’s Meredith Arout captured the show in the following photography set.
All photos by Meredith Arout for Life-Wire News Service.