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Channel 4 launches accessible fashion show

lady in a wheelchair with assistance dog in the unique boutique studio speaking to disabled fashion designers

A new fashion TV show is about to grace our screens putting disabled people front and centre of a sector where they are often being overlooked.

Channel 4’s The Unique Boutique is being billed as a “ground-breaking series offering fabulous new looks for a wide range of people not served by mainstream fashion.”

The broadcaster said: “The series will meet contributors for whom high street shops don’t provide and introduce them to a unique fashion hub that caters for every possible style need.

“At The Unique Boutique, a highly skilled team of expert designers and tailors will hear each person’s candid stories about the challenges they’ve faced finding clothing from conventional retailers – be they physical, psychological or financial – and then, together, create for them an especially adapted, outfit to match their taste and needs.”

In the first episode, shown on Monday 24 July, the team of disabled designers create a dress which won’t be caught on the wheels of a wheelchair, fill a wardrobe with accessible clothing for a cancer patient and give a separated father a new, trendy makeover.

Kate Thomas, Commissioning Editor, Features & Daytime said: “We’re delighted to be opening the doors to The Unique Boutique on Channel 4.

“The series promises to be a joyous and moving series featuring a diverse range of personal stories and suitably diverse fashions. We hope the brilliant team, both in front of and behind the camera, will kickstart a real-world revolution in fashion for all bodies.”

[ The Unique Boutique is on Channel 4, Mondays at 10pm from 24 July ]

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