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Did you know that employees in creative fields such as fashion are 25% more likely to develop and or experience mental health disorders? We’ve seen the reality of this statistic through real-life tragedy. We’ve lost beloved Kate Spade, L’wren Scott, Alexander McQueen, and so many more. The merge of fashion and mental health is being taken head-on by LadyCat. AKA Alexandra Nyman, a designer, and mental health and addiction recovery advocate. Alexandra created Break Free, a runway show with a cause.
Break Free is on a mission to deliver the difficult conversation of substance use disorder and mental health issues through fashion. Break Free took place on February 14th, 2022, in Manhattan. It is described as, “A space for sober and mental health advocates to share their art with other like-minded individuals in a showcase during NYFW.” They recruited mental health and substance use disorder advocates to walk as models as well as some featured as designers.
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Huge thank you to @nokillmag for this incredible write up!
“We had people who have never spoken publically about their struggle with substance use disorders and their mental health struggles, who have been able to find new courage to do so through the showcase and through this platform,” says Alexandra Nyman, the organizer of Break Free who designs under the LadyCat moniker.
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Huge thank you to Cathy Olson from @forbes for taking the time to share my story 💙