Elayne Gibson brings a unique point of view to the Omaha Fashion Week runway with her label Fat Owl Fashion.
Elayne's collection focuses on both the LGBT and the differently abled community with clothing made specifically for people with sensory disorders, chronic illness and mental disabilities, in addition to pride and plus-sized wear. Her show this spring will include gender neutral and gender fluid pieces that put an emphasis on accessibility and comfort.
Elayne says that she designs for "people who tend to be forgotten," and her goal is to build a business that helps build and strengthen the communities of which she is a part. "As a disabled, queer, plus-size person, it is important to me that everyone, no matter what, can feel not only beautiful and confident, but be comfortable and happy doing it," she adds.
Through her collection, Elayne hopes to bring awareness to the communities that are so often overlooked and the issues that they face. Two models from her collection were coordinated with assistance by QLI who also aided Omaha Fashion Week in making the runway accessible for all of Elayne's models!