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Designer creates clothing line for disabled people

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-09-27 17:53

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Due to his condition, Jake struggles to dress himself everyday. So Lucy stepped in, and started by designing him a pair of trousers that her cousin could put on using only one hand.

This would be the start of her “Seated Design” collection. “Now I laugh at them, they’re are like magnetic trousers, they are so funny," she said about Jake’s trousers. "That was my first trial”.

This clothing line features new techniques of textile arrangements, fastening, buttoning and special joint arrangements for elbows and knees.

It all started in 2012, when her teacher told her to “design a project that could change the world”.

After doing some research, Lucy realized that there was a segment on society whose fashion necessity was not being addressed.

"The results were really overwhelming. Everyone was telling me they just didn’t feel considered in fashion and they just had to make do”, the designer explained.

After contacting with other people with disabilities and making more trials, Lucy’s project started to take off.

She has won several major prizes, including Womenswear Designer of the Year and the Kering Award XStyle.com Award.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/1cQlF8d

More info: http://www.lucyjonesdesign.com

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About the author

Lucy Jones, born in 1991, in UK, is a designer, living in New York, who invented, in 2015, a clothing line for disabled people, inspired by her young cousin Jake, who suffers from hemiplegia (paralysis of half of the body).

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