Fashion Designing for an Inclusive WorldICONIC GARMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY
The idea behind the project is to help to improve the social integration of people with disabilities through fashion. The way that we are exploring it, is through inclusive design.
Inclusive means, when the product is designed in a way that is useful to anybody, including the disabled community. This is one step further than adaptive, which means to adjust one product to one need. An inclusive garment has inclusivity built into it from the very beginning of the design process.
Everyone would like to be able to dress the way they like, feel comfortable and to express themselves through personal style and perhaps even be noticed more. This is one reason why clothes and fashion are important. There is a symbolic meaning of the clothes we wear and the physical experience of wearing them. Dressing in a purely functional way all the time would be frankly, boring, for yourself and for others. The clothes we wear can enhance our self-expression and can be a powerful statement for us and the world around us.
MOVINGMOOD is a creative company specialising in fashion and disability. They design and research products and services that improve the life quality of people with disabilities. Rut Turró is the founder of Movingmood. She has 19 years’ experience in Fashion and Disability fields, working in India, Mexico and Spain and was responsible for all the research in fashion, accessibility and functionality developing the initial samples of trousers, jumpers and zip pullers.
Darja Malesic (Slovenia)
DARJA MALESIC is a highly experienced Fashion Designer and Consultant covering a wide variety of products like Womenswear, Denim, Kidswear, Sportswear, Accessories, Watches and Artwork. Darja has more than 20 years’ experience in the fashion industry, working for luxury houses such as Dolce & Gabbana (5 years), John Richmond (4 years) and others. She is also a highly experienced Design Consultant with a recognised background working in the apparel and fashion industry. Darja Malesic is a design professional with a master’s degree in Fashion Womenswear from The Royal College of Art, UK.