amputee runner Amy Winters got to strut her stuff down the catwalk -- how's that for diversity?At last night's VAWK runway presentation,
The ultramarathon runner, who's used to training rigourously for competition, looked perfectly at home on the runway at World MasterCard Fashiok Week. She was dressed in a sexy black dress with sharply outlined cutouts along her shoulder, arm, and ribcage. The dress featured a high neck and knee-length hem.
The ensemble was free of accessories, save for the decorative prosthesis Amy was sporting on her left leg.
The piece, which was designed and created by Alberta-based Alleles Design Studio, resembled intricately designed armour. VAWK designer Sunny Fong had previously worked with Alleles and design partner McCauley Wanner, and it was them who asked Winters to be in the show.
Speaking about the accessory, Amy told the Canadian Press, "It's amazing. It's absolutely comfortable as can be." The show was the first time she had worn the piece.
Aside from the athlete, Sunny made an effort to feature models of all body types, racial backgrounds, and ages in his show.
With files from Canadian Press
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