Breaking Ground 91 Arts - Boundless: Fashion for Every Body

everal models walking along a runway with different original designs. Most of these designs are a mix of brown and gold. The third photo also features a line of models on a runway. The woman in front is in a power wheelchair. Most of these models are wearing blue jeans and white, black or light blue t-shirts.
Boundless Fashion Show - model and creator of Boundless Alicia Searcy is pictured in the front; photos for this article were taken by Clint Searcy, Jeffrey Bryan and Patrick Webster

On September 9, Fashion is for Every Body and Empower Tennessee, Middle Tennessee’s Center for Independent Living, presented Boundless, Nashville's only inclusive fashion runway show. This exciting event which took place at Studio 615 featured adult models of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities wearing collections by some of Nashville’s best and brightest fashion designers.

Several of the local designers have previously shown collections at Nashville and New York Fashion Weeks. Local newcomers 3van 6rey, Opium and adaptive clothier Habitus presented debut collections. Veterans Catland Forever Couture, Ola Mai and Lily Guilder demonstrated why they are mainstays in the Nashville fashion landscape.

Models ages 18 to 50+, sized 00 to 20 and those with physical disabilities shared the same runway as their able-bodied and professional modeling colleagues. The well-attended event featured a special tribute to Kimmie Jones, a staff member of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder who passed away in 2017. She was a passionate supporter of Boundless and its inclusive philosophy.

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a man pushing a manual wheelchair through an audience. He is wearing an original fashion design, which includes a white t-shirt and ripped blue jeans. He is also wearing two necklaces.
Model at Boundless Fashion Show, Fall 2017 - photos for this article were taken by Clint Searcy, Jeffrey Bryan and Patrick Webster