Mindy Scheier, a mother of three children including her son, Oliver, who has muscular dystrophy, was tired of the fact that fashion was just another thing that made her son feel different, as muscular dystrophy makes it more challenging for Oliver to dress himself. “It was yet another way to show that that demographic was different because it wasn’t fashionable in any way.”
The lack of adaptive clothing inspired Scheier to create Runway of Dreams, an organization which ” works to integrate wearable technology and design modifications into clothing, making it adaptive and wearable for all.” Tommy Hilfiger, in collaboration Runway of Dreams, has created the first designer-name adaptive collection for children. Additionally, all Tommy Hilfiger customer service team members have been properly educated by Sheier so they are “fully knowledgeable of the new [size] ranges, including the proper language to use when speaking about this specific demographic.” Hilfiger plans to continue these collections for at least two more seasons. Hopefully, other designers take notice and follow suit.
For more information on the Tommy Hilfiger, first-ever adaptive designer clothing line for children with disabilities, be sure to check out: http://fashionista.com/2016/02/tommy-hilfiger-runway-of-dreams
And to learn more about Runway of Dreams, check out: http://runwayofdreams.org/home/
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