Each year, CPF's Design for Disability initiative showcases spectacular new outfits created by students from the city's top fashion schools. This year, we are thrilled to share that Anna Sui will be the Design Mentor for these specially selected students from Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute.
The collections created for D4D combine innovations in accessibility and gorgeous fashion design to shine a light on the beauty and spirit in the world of disabilities. And five months of work and experimentation culminate in a spectacular runway show at the D4D Gala.
Make sure you're there to experience th is m agica I mixture of color and inspiration as eighteen models take to the runway to showcase unique outfits, challenge perceptions, and make us rethink what is possible.
Design for Disability is about vision, joy, style and inspiration. Which is why we're thrilled to announce our honoree, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. Barbara's soaring, crackling spirit is gorgeously expressed both in the sensibility of Vera Bradley, the company she founded, and also in the philanthropic work she has done to honor the memory of her brother, Jamie Bradley, who had cerebral palsy. Join us to honor and celebrate a truly spectacular individual.