“I lost my vision but I believe that I can see the world of fashion and design better than sighted people”
For Fashion Designer Mason Ewing, losing his sight was the most beautiful thing that could have ever happened to him. From curing his own fashion show in France where he presented the very first clothing brand that features braille for the blind to conceiving set decorations and costume designs for film projects – Ewing proves that blind people can thrive in visual careers.
“I believe that God made me blind to fight for disabled persons and children. If you look at my sketches, you will see that my disability is a power to me because although I lost my vision I believe that I can see the world of fashion and design better than sighted people. I fight against the tides daily to fulfill my purpose because I want to show the world that blind people can create things and have visual jobs like sighted people,” Ewing tells SHEEN.
Just last week Ewing walked the red carpet alongside the likes of fashion model Kimora Lee Simmons, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, fashion designer Tina Knowles, actress Holly Robinson-Pete and countless Hollywood peers at the 25th Annual HollyRod Foundation Gala. The fashion designer stood tall among the stars carrying his book of sketches that features images of dresses and designs that were drawn with precision, detail, and artistic expression with his very own hands.
Ewings journey into fashion and entertainment began in Cameroon, Africa where his love for fashion was birthed through his mother, a fashion stylist and designer who worked closely with models. He would later relocate to France where his skills as a designer were perfected through trial and error, practice, and diligence. A survivor of childhood trauma and abuse, Ewing lost his sight as a result of torture at the hands of an abusive relative. But not even blindness and having a disability would not stop him from conceiving ideas and receiving inspiration.
Influenced by Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, and Meryl Streep, Ewing relocated from France to Hollywood to expand his empire and make meaningful strides for the blind and disabled in the most competitive market for Arts and Entertainment. Ewings designs have been worn by international beauty pageant contestants, major sports figures, and global influencers like French soccer player Emmanual Petit, Dutch Memphis Depay, and former Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games of France Laura Flessel-Colovic.
In recent social media posts, fashion insiders and fans from all around the globe reacted to Ewing’s Hollywood victories. One follower wrote “Mason Ewing is not turning down anything anymore.” Another follower commented, “Congratulations Mason you are a fighter.”
For more information on Ewing, Visit his IG page @mason_ewing_official and/or his website www.masonewingcorp.com.