disability stylist stephanie thomas is done asking the fashion industry for favors

Disability Stylist Stephanie Thomas Is Done Asking the Fashion Industry For Favors

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  • Image Source: Benjo Arwas In a story that rings a touch more ironic than sentimental, founder of Cur8able and disability fashion stylist Stephanie Thomas cites Oprah as an inspiration for a pivotal moment in her life’s work.
  • [One day] she said, ‘Tomorrow, we will have an inclusive fashion show [with] Tyra Banks, Kimora Simmons, and we’re going to have all body types.
  • ‘ I was home for that, and I noticed they left out people with disabilities, and that’s when it dawned on me: I have to go directly to fashion brands to get them on board.
  • That was 2003,” Stephanie told me when we spoke on the phone.
  • As a congenital amputee, Stephanie herself is a woman with a disability, and she’s spent nearly 14 years as a stylist, dressing people with disabilities and consulting with brands, like Nike and Kohl’s, on their adaptive clothing lines.

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