Posted on Monday 8th October 2007
Louisa Summerfield, MD of WheelieChix-Chic, recently launched a new line of clothing with a fashion show and evening gala event at London's trendy venue, the Play Room. The clothing is all designed specifically with female wheelchair users in mind, and a proportion of ticket sales were donated to national disability charity, Motability. The range has received coverage on ITV's 'This Morning', GMTV's "LK Today", BBC1 and BBC News24.
Louisa, a wheelchair user herself, comments "I was fed up with making do with ill fitting designs and uncomfortable fabrics from the high street, so I decided to put together my own collection of clothes suitable for women in wheelchairs. I chose award winning designer Amelia Ursache, as her work demonstrates exactly what I want to achieve with the range. The clothes are for independent, sexy, fashion conscious women, designed to flatter and accentuate, whilst being comfortable and allowing freedom of movement."
The events were a huge success, with X-Factor star Kerry McGreggor, 'Dead Ringers' Jan Ravens, and actress Julie Fernandez lending their support. Aine Canavan, Motability Fundraising Events Co-ordinator, says: "We're delighted that Louisa chose Motability to benefit from the launch of her new range. The clothes are stylish and elegant. It's great to see this new range of clothing making fashion accessible for everyone."