Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line
Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line.
Australian model Madeline Stuart introduced her new label “21 Reasons Why by Madeline Stuart” this week.
The collection, which reflects Stuart’s own style, is described as “contemporary, edgy … perfect for day wear and yet trendy and versatile for an evening out on the town.”
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Stuart first appeared at New York Fashion Week in 2015. This time around, she is in two shows in New York before walking in Paris Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week and Denver Fashion Week.
“It really does represent who she is,” Roseanne Stuart, the model’s mother, manager and design collaborator told Reuters about the new line. “Madeline has never had the concept that she can’t achieve anything.”
Stuart recently obtained a work visa so that she can pursue additional modeling opportunities in the U.S.
The “21 Reasons Why by Madeline Stuart” clothing line will be available exclusively online.