FashionAble has become one of Brisbane’s premier fashion events, celebrating ability and diversity all the while helping to support people with disability in Queensland to achieve their dreams. Organised by Multicap, all funds raised will go towards providing disability support for people all over Queensland.
This year’s show will be headlined by Models of Diversity ambassador Jason Clymo. A former medical student, Jason turned his attention to modelling after an accident in 2014 left him paralysed from the waist down.
The former medical student from Victoria has since featured in various campaigns and catalogues, and is now an ambassador for Starting with Julius and Models of Diversity, organisations that promote diversity in the fashion and model industries.
“I am excited to have this opportunity with Multicap,” he said. “Not only because it will be my first runway experience but also because I love that FashionAble is all about inclusion and diversity. I am campaigning to change the fashion and modelling industries. My huge end goal is that it will no longer be exciting that someone in a wheelchair is on the runway – it will just be normal. We deserve to be recognised.”
Multicap Chief Executive Officer Joanne Jessop said Multicap was delighted to have Jason on board. ‘FashionAble is all about celebrating ability and diversity so to have Jason involved is wonderful,’ she said.
Hosted by Channel 7 personality Kim Skubris, The event will showcase some of Queensland’s best and emerging designers such as When Freddie met Lilly, Sacha Drake and Maiocchi.