Twins wow the catwalk and celebrate inclusion

TWO sets of identical twins from the Dearne Valley took part in a London catwalk show aimed at celebrating inclusion and championing models from all backgrounds.

Levi and Lucas Atwal-Brice and younger brothers Lotan and Lanson hit the catwalk to help the new clothing range by reality star Katie Price’s autistic son Harvey.

Levi and Lucas, from Thurnscoe, both have non-verbal autism and severe epilepsy and dad Michael said their involvement in the show was a positive step for others.

“It’s incredibly important to show different disabilities and nuero-diversity especially in present times,” he said

“All the boys had a great time backstage with Harvey and the other models.

“All abilities should be present on TV, magazines and on the catwalk.”

The fashion show by clothing label Born Anxious took place at the

Hilton Hotel in Canary Wharf, London, March 12 and featured more than 25 young neurodiverse models.

It was part of the CHABS (Creative Health and Beauty) event organised by the Cancel Cancer Africa UK charity.

Born Anxious founder Kellie Barker said: “This was our first fashion show working with only neurodiverse models and it was an amazing experience — hard work, yes, but seeing the confidence grow in our models as they walked down the catwalk to the applause of everyone in the room just made me want to do it all over again.

“Born Anxious has come a long way since we launched the label in 2018 and as well as the Harvey Price collection, I am working on more collaborations, which will in turn bring to the forefront the need to create a world where there are no barriers and that people with hidden disabilities will be offered the same opportunities as everyone else.”

This weekend, Levi and Lucas have been invited to mark World Autism Acceptance Week and World Autism Day by visiting Madame Tussauds in London, which is holding a special autism-friendly event for neuro-diverse children.