Disability In Fashion And London Fashion Week – Kelly Knox ‘Britain’s Missing Top Model’ Winner Interview


Kelly Knox is a dedicated and passionate “crusader” for Diversity in Fashion and aims to dismiss society’s preconceptions about what it means to be disabled.

She wants to challenge the perception of what it means to be beautiful within the fashion industry.

Over the course of her career she has worked hard to pave the way for others and, to break out of the constraints traditionally created by the label disability and offer inspiration to those who need to develop confidence in the face of negative attitudes towards disability.


Today I had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful Kelly Knox or my blog. She is really positive, bubbly and friendly! A real inspiration for creation! 🙂

She has made it her mission to bring more diversity into fashion. I am surprised that she is not walking down the runways this week for London Fashion Week with all the other models, she has proved her worth by winning a modelling competition.

I really hope that there will be a day when the fashion industry realises that beauty comes in all shapes, colours and sizes. And that something mainstream is done to reflect this as a matter of course rather than just a one-off occurance.

Interview Questions

1. Kelly can you start by telling us how you got into modelling?

2. What was your first modelling job like?

3. What’s your most memorable modelling job?

4. What would you say are the best and worst aspects of being a model?

5. Let’s talk about London Fashion Week, you haven’t been invited. How do you feel about this?

6. You also said that you don’t like wearing a false arm as it’s disabling can you expand on this?

7. You’re an advocate for using more diverse models in fashion and you’re also a spokesperson for Diversity in Fashion, can you tell us how this came about and what it means to you?

8. How do you think we can make a change and get more diversity in fashion?

9. Do you think that disability is accepted in today’s society?

10. What’s your biggest dream when it comes to modelling?

11. Who’s your fashion inspiration?

12. How would you describe your personal style?

13. What’s your favourite label and why?

14. Where would you like to see yourself and your career in the future?

15. What advice would you give to young people who want to model but are disabled in some way?

16. In your opinion, what skills do you need to be a model?

17. Finally can you let us know what you are working on now?

Thanks Kelly for taking the time to do this interview!

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