Adaptive clothing gets a fashionable makeover thanks to Runway of Dreams

When her son Oliver—who has a rare case of muscular dystrophy—told Mindy Sheier that he wanted to wear jeans to school just like other kids, she was faced with a dilemma. She could either let him go to school in trousers that he wouldn’t be able to unzip himself and that wouldn’t fit his leg braces, or, she could tell him that he could not dress like his friends. Sheier, who is a fashion designer and has worked for brands like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s, chose a different solution. She decided to adapt the pair of jeans to her son’s needs.

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