This model with Down’s syndrome is breaking barriers at New York Fashion Week

It’s no secret that the fashion world is lagging behind when it comes to diversity.

Models, in particular, often have to meet height, weight and proportional requirements, with many High Street fashion items not available in plus sizes. It has some catching up to do when it comes to racial representation, too.

And then there’s disability. To judge from the make up of most mainstream catwalks and magazine spreads, you’d think that differently abled people didn’t wear clothes.

But things could be moving in the right direction, with a new group of talented catwalk models taking part in New York Fashion Week.