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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeH-wkHn68). 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.
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DisArt is an non-profit arts organization presenting art exhibitions, events and educational programming that expresses and informs the cultural identity of disabled people; to create a society that enjoys the full, equitable participation of all Disabled people.