‘Garment +’ is an investigation into how clothing can be made more user-friendly for individuals with long-term physical disabilities, such as long-term musculoskeletal conditions. Through close collaboration between a garment designer, academic staff and adult patients from one London Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic, the design process was reworked to show that service user considerations can occur in tandem with designers’ own creative sensibilities. This paper discusses the findings and stresses the need to embrace inclusivity to incite progressive change and improvement in the fashion industry.
|Number of pages
|The Journal of Dress History
|Accepted/In press - 11 Jul 2018