Tommy Hilfiger leads the way in disabled-friendly fashion
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the first designers to create a line of disabled-friendly clothing, joining a fast-growing socially-conscious movement in the industry to make fashion more accessible to all.
When Christina Mallon's arms began to atrophy 8 years ago, finding accessible yet fashionable clothes became a priority. "Fashion is a way to express your soul, and your personality", she says. In the US, 1 in 5 people identify as having a disability. "There's a whole untapped market that's marginalised", says Open Style Lab leader Grace Jun, who trains students to make inclusive clothing. As more labels begin stocking such garments, the future is looking brighter for disabled people across the country and beyond.FULL SYNOPSIS