Diversity at London Fashion Week 2017

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Disabled models walk on the catwalk for the Teatum Jones show.

The Autumn/Winter show was named ‘The Body | Part One’.

The show is the brainchild of designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones.

Models of the likes of 28-year-old Jack Eyers were in the catwalk.

Eyers is a British para-athlete who became the first ever amputee to win Mr England.

Teatum told Business of Fashion “[Disabled people] are not any less into luxury fashion.”

“The people that we’ve spoken to, they’ve obviously talked about the practical challenges, but before that even comes into conversation, they describe colours, they describe textile”.

The Teatum Jones show is concentrated with the difference in fabrics and colours and how these can be expressed in Autumn fashion for everybody.

According to the London Fashion Week website Teatum Jones aims are to promote a love of human stories infused with bold textiles.

Teatum Jones also created a soundtrack for their show promoting body positivity with various quotes.

Kelly Knox, who was born without a left forearm, also modelled in the show.

She is an ambassador for Reach Charity. Reach is a charity that helps with children who have upper limb deficiencies.

She told Fashion TV, “I absolutely love my clothes…Teatum Jones, they’re clothes are absolutely gorgeous. The fabrics, the feel, the way it holds on your body.”

“Its luxury…lovely bold prints, nice colours.”

Teatum Jones truly were calling for diversity at this year’s LFW. Disabled models walking on the catwalk highlights strongly how all abilities should always be included in the professional working world.

A snippet of the show and an exclusive interview with Teatum Jones can be accessed on Fashion TV’s YouTube, here.

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