Process and Presence: Fashion Show

RSVP Not Required - Free Event

DisArt offers a strong alternative to “traditional” fashion shows which too often praise perfection rather than individuality. Our fashion shows aren’t meant to inspire audiences through a parade of Disabled people in fancy clothes. Instead, they are intentionally designed events meant to explore the sometimes awkward but always innovative fusion of disability and style. In 2016, ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show celebrated disability fashion alongside Disabled identity, innovative design practices, and community building.

Take a look at this event which over 2000 people attended. DisArt 2018 Process and Presence Fashion Show will continue the effort to help audiences reconfigure their understandings of disability and fashion. Inspirations for the show will be pulled from the Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture exhibition occurring simultaneously at Meijer Gardens.

Preorder your Portrait Photo Book of the models here.

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Date

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7 pm, Pre Show begins at 6pm

Location

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E Beltline Ave NE

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Participants

Kirstin Overby

Michigan | Model

Wow, Stunning, Blessed, Trendy, Fearless, Knowledgeable

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Allie Cowden

Michigan | Model

Acceptance, Condescension, Abilities, Enrichment, Fun, Unbelievable, Forward Thinking, Real Life, Equality, Devotion Love

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Elliot Keyes

Michigan | Model

Empowered, Noticed, Appreciated, Recognized, Emboldened

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Bri Rose

Michigan | Model

Captivating, Powerful, Exciting, Eye-Opening, Moving, Inclusive, Inspiring

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Jessica Poll

Michigan | Model

Impressed, Honored, Important, Respected

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Kimberly Kennedy

Michigan | Model

Cathartic, Revealing, Awed, Empowered, Teacher, Accepted

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Cassaundra Wolf

Michigan | Model

Empowered, Excited, Encouraged, Glamorous, Energized

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Rynita Shepherd

Michigan | Model

Sexy, Powerful, Beautiful, Confident, Fun, Impactful, Acknowledged, Visible, Unique, Gorgeous, Fabulous, Free, Love, Fashion, Strong, Capable, Accomplished, Excited, Feisty

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Yousif Al Mamoori

Michigan | Model

Experience of a lifetime

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Hope Triezenberg

Michigan | Model

Discovery, Acceptance, Bravery, Organic, Powerful, Celebratory

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Ben Kleyn

Michigan | Model

Honored, Self-Acceptance, Pride, Self-Love, Creativity, Community, Expression, Excited

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Brandon McBain

Michigan | Model

Fun, Exciting, New, Friends, Creative

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Holly Coons

Michigan | Model

Beautiful, Exciting, Family, Anxious, Determined

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Vicky Schmidt

Michigan | Model

Chrysalis, Metamorphosis, Butterfly, Here, Confidence, Beautiful, Friendship, Unknown, Awareness, Enlightened, Empathy, Armor

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Aliyah Burrell

Michigan | Model

Proud, Exciting, Cool, Friends, Accepted

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