ABOUT


Stephanie Alves is the Founder, CEO, and designer of ABL Denim, an inclusive design business dedicated to providing clothing solutions for people with disabilities. Alves was inspired to create the company by her brother and stepsister who have developmental disabilities and mobility issues, respectively. A fashion designer for over 25 years, Alves has extensive experience designing, managing, and implementing clothing collections produced around the world. As owner and proprietor of her New York collection with retail stores in the East Village and Soho, she sold her eponymous line to stores such as Seed Tokyo, Charivari, and Saks Fifth Avenue. She has also designed or has been a technical designer for prominent companies including Limited Too, Gap Kids, and Ann Taylor Loft in New York and Harari in Los Angeles. Alves and her work was featured in publications including The New York Times Fashion of the Times Magazine and WWD. Today, ABL Denim has been featured in media including CBS2 News, Quartz.com, Medium, The Mighty, California Apparel News, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, New Mobility Magazine, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s PN News and the Wall Street Journal. In September 2016, she presented ABL Denim at the White House.