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These designers have created clothes for people with disabilities – but can it really ‘democratize’ fashion?

A model with physical disabilities prepares for French designer Chris Ambraisse Boston's ready-to-wear fashion collection for disabled people in Paris November 29, 2012. Boston, founder of the association "Fashion and Handicap, it's possible", presents his new show named "A fashion which sublimates differences", a collection for people with physical disabilities, at the Cite de la Mode et du Design in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION SOCIETY) - GM1E8BU0H6101

Despite making up 15% of the global population, people with disabilities are largely ignored by the fashion industry. Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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