By  on May 10, 2018

Anna Sui summed up fashion in a nutshell: It’s about function, solutions and “how it makes you feel.”

Sui spoke at Wednesday night’s Design for Disability Gala at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. The evening centered on a fashion show starring models with disabilities wearing clothes designed for them by FIT, Parsons School of Design and Pratt students. The clothes featured elements — cut, seaming, closures — intended to heighten comfort and ease of dressing while also looking great. Each of the five designers — Richard Jimenez, Kevin Kim, Fisayo Quadri, Maria Terracina and Daniel Lee — presented a focused, distinctive three-look lineup, all with a casual undercurrent that reflected the festive mood of the room. Among those cheering the models on: Norma Kamali, Sofia Coppola, Derek Lam, Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Zhengyang Zhang, Micah Fowler and Zach Anner.

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