We are so proud of our student Ellie who is one of five disabled trailblazers who are featured on the cover of a British Vogue magazine disability issue. Titled Reframing Fashion, the edition, published in May 2023, focuses on disabled people from the worlds of fashion, sport and the arts.
Ellie, now 21, began her journey at New City College on the Level 1 Performing Arts course where she discovered her passion for Dance and Performing Arts. Since then, she has worked hard and progressed onto the Level 3 course, honing her skills and talents every step of the way.
But she’s not only a student, Ellie is also a model and has already achieved what most models only dream of – gracing the cover of British Vogue!
Ellie, who has Down’s syndrome, works to make the fashion world more inclusive and her hard work is truly paying off. She says she wants to be a role model to others in the industry and she was honoured to be asked to do the cover of Vogue.
British Vogue editor Edward Enninful said that working on the disability issue was ‘one of the proudest moments of my career’.
Ellie is an inspiration to us all, reminding us that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.