New Zealand Paralympian Liam Malone is making his mark in the fashion world after being snapped in a show at New York Fashion Week.
Malone, who announced his retirement from racing in January, was pictured striding through a snowy, space-themed scene in designer Philipp Plein’s New York Fashion Week show in Brooklyn.
Last week Malone, shared another fashion industry coup, revealing he’d made the cover of former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld’s CR Men’s Book.
Shout out to @carineroitfeld for having me on the cover of CR Men’s Book Issue 6, an entire magazine dedicated to courage, strength & sports. Learn more at crfashionbook.com 👊 Photographer @stevenkleinstudio Fashion @carineroitfeld Creative Direction @thestylecouncilparis Hair @ward_hair Set design @andrea_stanley_
Roitfeld, who was behind the styling for Plein’s show, spoke to WWD about why she’d picked Malone and Paralympic Australian medal-winner Rheed McCracken as cover stars:
“I was taken by their courage and strength, and I knew featuring para-athletes would be a very positive and uplifting message for the issue,” she said.
“I can’t think of any athletes more deserving of the cover than these two men. They are champions physically and mentally and their stories are incredibly inspiring.”