Leah-India Thompson
"There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more" - Hansel, R. Inspiration: Doping is used as it creates the enhanced rush that the individuals think they need, this inspired me to create an inclusive collection that gives them a comparable feeling without the substance. I conducted interviews with local disabled models and athletes to allow me to have a better understanding of the lack of accessibility in fashion. I have also undergone an exercise to put myself in the seated position and to get dressed so that I can incorporate the feelings and emotions within my work. My patterns will be designed around the seated body and then adapted to the standing body. I have ensured my designs are removing the barriers between the fashion world and the life of someone with a disability through fastening and adjustable aspects.
BA (H) Fashion Design