The model who broke the internet in 2015 & 2016, set tears to the catwalk at Art Hearts Fashion Runway last night at the Angel Orensanz Center. Between claps and cheers, the room was moved with joyous tears, as Madeline walked out first, proudly representing her 21st Chromosome. Her big smile displayed her latest and boldest career move to date.
The venue was overly packed with supporters. The riser didn’t even allow for all press. But guests and press alike, stood together in pride capturing this moment in history; the first model with Down Syndrome to launch a fashion brand on a recognized NYFW runway.
The collection was designed from Madeline’s personal day wear. A ready to wear label; breathable fitted leggings and crop tops, body suits, and peplum tops – all made from lycra. It contours to one’s body while sleekly showing curves and complimenting all body types. The pieces are designed to be paired together or mix and matched with other collection pieces, or tied in with one’s own personal fashion style.
Press who have followed Madeline’s journey, friends of Madeline’s that flew in from Australia, and celebrities; Miss NY, Meredith O’Connor, Mick Foley, Samantha Wallace, and Kim Wallace among others came to give their support. Models Noelle Foley, Rain Dove, and Mariane Firestone, all walked confidently in 21 Reasons Why show; demonstrating how passionate Madeline is about inclusion and representing diversity.
21 Reasons Why by Madeline Stuart is available worldwide online www.21ReasonsWhy.shop and is currently made locally in Madeline’s hometown of Brisbane, Australia.