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UK: Isabella Springmuhl becomes first designer with Down Syndrome at London Fashion Week03:36

UK: Isabella Springmuhl becomes first designer with Down Syndrome at London Fashion Week

United Kingdom, London
February 18, 2016 at 19:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Fashion designer Isabella Springmuhl showcased her collection at London Fashion Week, Thursday, where she has become the first-ever fashion designer with Down Syndrome to take part in the event.

Isabella Springmuhl's pieces are part of the Guatemalan entry in the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week. Isabella's inclusion is even more significant considering this is the first time Guatemala has been part of the London showcase.

"My message is not to have fear, because people like us are different, either men or women: we can reach our dreams," she said.

Explaining the inspiration for her fashion designs, Isabella said that people with Down Syndrome "cannot find clothes easily. It is difficult for us, because we have different bodies, different personalities, and sizes. We have a short torso, sometimes fat sometimes thin. That is why it is so difficult. That is why I thought about creating a clothing line called 'Down tu Chanel.'"

Talking about the choice of fabric and colours, Isabella added, "I use textiles of Guatemalan origin, because it is our national fabric. I want to inspire people, I want them to look around and see me, to look through into my heart."

Isabella, 19, has her own brand of clothing for people with Down Syndrome. Her pieces at the London Fashion Week were modelled on traditional Guatemalan dolls. London Fashion Week is held at Somerset House.

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Fashion designer Isabella Springmuhl showcased her collection at London Fashion Week, Thursday, where she has become the first-ever fashion designer with Down Syndrome to take part in the event.

Isabella Springmuhl's pieces are part of the Guatemalan entry in the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week. Isabella's inclusion is even more significant considering this is the first time Guatemala has been part of the London showcase.

"My message is not to have fear, because people like us are different, either men or women: we can reach our dreams," she said.

Explaining the inspiration for her fashion designs, Isabella said that people with Down Syndrome "cannot find clothes easily. It is difficult for us, because we have different bodies, different personalities, and sizes. We have a short torso, sometimes fat sometimes thin. That is why it is so difficult. That is why I thought about creating a clothing line called 'Down tu Chanel.'"

Talking about the choice of fabric and colours, Isabella added, "I use textiles of Guatemalan origin, because it is our national fabric. I want to inspire people, I want them to look around and see me, to look through into my heart."

Isabella, 19, has her own brand of clothing for people with Down Syndrome. Her pieces at the London Fashion Week were modelled on traditional Guatemalan dolls. London Fashion Week is held at Somerset House.

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