Tegan Cooke
Informed by my personal experience of fibromyalgia, my final project aims to support young people with invisible disabilities, who are stuck between the able-bodied and accessible fashion markets by being considered "not disabled enough". My garments are full of bright colours, tactile textures, and adaptive features, creating positive sensations and experiences of clothing to contrast the negativity our conditions can cause. People are at the heart of what I do, from empowering those with disabilities; to discussing fast fashion’s social and environmental impacts in my dissertation and subsequent magazine output; to celebrating traditional female crafts by using hand-techniques in my work. With the revolutionary British Vogue covers that championed disabled talent and the inclusion of an adaptive brand in London Fashion Week, it’s clear that the future of fashion is accessible and inclusive to all – I’d love to be part of this change.
BA (Hons) Fashion Design