Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition caused by the presence of extra chromosomes. Sufferers usually experience mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and are at risk of developing health complications. But Springmuhl didn’t want to let any of that get in her way.
Of course, the fashion schools’ rejection was a blow. Especially because they had told her that she “would not be able to cope.” But she was determined to learn how to design clothes.
At the time, Springmuhl’s mother was naturally upset that her daughter hadn’t been allowed into fashion school. “I was furious that these institutions did not give Isabella a chance to learn,” she told BBC News in November 2016.