Followers of Tommy Hilfiger should be aware that the designer previously crafted a line dedicated for disabled children. This time around, the designer expanded his skill to create garments for adults with disabilities too – a well-rounded collection of 37 menswear pieces and 34 womenswear pieces – proving to other high fashion designers that there should be no excuse for lack of inclusivity.
Known for being the pioneer of the preppy American sportswear style that’s been around for ages, Tommy Hilfiger has been innovating his label to fit a fresher and younger demographic by collaborating with it-girl Gigi Hadid, EDM duo The Chainsmokers, and HYPEBEAST for a capsule collection that’s hard to ignore. It’s only right that Hilfiger took the chance to expand his creation into something bigger and better like the adaptive collection for the disabled.
So what’s the difference? Convenience, of course. Practicality is essential when it comes to clothing for people who have limited movement, so the magnetic closures, velcro fastenings, and wrist loops makes it easier for users to put on. The magnetic zippers can be fastened with just one hand, while ample space in the leg openings provide space for things like prosthetics.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” explained Hilfiger.