This project aims to solve issues related to disability and getting dressed and seeks to empower the wearer by giving them ways to feel more independent. For years, the clothing industry has only vaguely explored the challenges that people living with disabilities (PLWD) face every day when getting dressed. While many concerns have been solved for the environmental and societal barriers in other fields of interest, the real struggles that PLWD are facing are the mundane tasks. Samples were done to determine the strongest closures for placing along high stress seamlines, while still maintaining accessibility to the body. The goal was to keep seamlines sleek and reduce bulk while still creating “normal” clothing.
🏆 Winner, 1st Place: Fashion Design & Merchandising
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