Open Style Lab + Parsons Design Clothes for People of All Abilities
on 15 May 2017
As the New York Times notes, nearly 40 million Americans have disabilities. That's almost 12% of the population, and a percentage that's severely under-serviced by the fashion and apparel industries. Through an academic partnership with NYC's Parsons School of Design, non-profit Open Style Lab worked with teams of students to imagine and produce clothing both functional and fashionable that met specific needs. From addressing spastic quad cerebral palsy to a rare form A.L.S., the output was impressive—and hopefully just the start. Read more at the Times.