Inclusive fashion Rut +DarjaICONIC GARMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY
The idea behind the project is to help improve the social integration of people with disabilities through fashion, developing new inclusive designs that facilitate inclusion in two iconic garments: a sweater (with a special opening system, numerous functional pockets and different front parts) and a pair of jeans for wheelchair users, which are comfortable when worn in a permanent sitting position. The mini collection is a showcase to establish brands for collaboration on inclusive fashion. It will increase impact and generate a wide variety of comfortable and stylish clothes for people with reduced mobility. The project will demonstrate how design can influence society and empower disabled people.
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.