Posted: Tuesday 1st April 2014 at 13:35 pm

Russian designers present catwalk collections on disabled models at Moscow Fashion Week

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Designer Sabina Gorelik is one of the designers to create a fashion collection for people with physical disabilities at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Moscow

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The Fashion Without Borders initiative has been introduced to raise awareness of disabled people within the fashion industry

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A one-legged model shows off a sporty outfit that incorporates a sling into the design

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A model with achondroplasia presents a monochrome dress on the catwalk

The Fashion Without Borders show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia involved dozens of models with various physical disabilities, who took to the runway to show off clothing designed especially for them.

Designers Daria Razumihina, Sabina Gorelik, Dmitriy Neu, Masha Sharoeva, Albina Bikbulatova, Oksana Livencova, Miguel Angelo Fernandes Carvalho and Christine Wolf presented a couture collection for people with physical disabilities and achondroplasia. The initiative, called ‘Models without borders’ is aimed at increasing awareness of disability in the fashion industry and is part of a four-day fashion event in Moscow that features over 30 designers. Ambassador for disabled models Chelsey Hay told the MailOnline: ‘At Models Of Diversity we strive for disabled models to be embraced and not excluded in fashion, this show in Russia has done exactly that. ‘It is amazing to see another country follow suit after the use of disabled model Danielle Sheybuk in New York Fashion Week back in February. ‘Of course we don’t want this to be a one off, lets see permanent disabled models, in every aspect of fashion! ‘The UK needs to up its game, other countries are doing it, very disappointing that we are not.’

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A one-armed male model wears a outfit embracing the sports luxe trend that has stormed catwalks this season

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While greys, black and white were big, not all designers shunned colour, as a model in a wheelchair shows off a Daria Razumihina design

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Two models high five each other as they pass on the runway in the show

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A group of male models in wheelchairs hit he runway together, showing off a range of formal and casual suits

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The mood of the show was light hearted, with many of the models having lots of fun on the catwalk

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This outfit reflects the minimalist trend already seen at many of the global fashion weeks

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A model shows off a Daria Razumihina outfit consisting of a stri*ped monochrome top and patterned skirt

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A model walks in a black dress with puffed skirt at the Fashion Without Borders Sabina Gorelik show

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A male model accompanies a model using a walking stick in a loose shift dress with sheer sleeves

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