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ELEGANT

 

DESIGNS

 

FUNCTIONAL

 

SOLUTIONS

 

INCLUSIVE

 

FOR ALL BODIES

 

ABOUT

"Form and function must go hand in hand..." Individuals with a disability are not well catered for by the general fashion industry. We need to create a more inclusive infrastructure that takes alternative body shape into account from the outset. We must integrate and consider extensions to the body such as prosthetics and wheelchairs as essential to the form. Ultimately we must promote a dialogue between designers and individuals with disabilities to create more inclusive design parameters. Statistics show us that the percentage of individuals with disabilities is rising, so it is inevitable that the Fashion Industry should respond to these numbers. These numbers account for 57 million people in the United States alone. Fashion is one of the biggest creative industries in the world today. It is a major supplier to a global business turning over billions and billions of dollars annually in the USA. It is time the fashion industry used its considerable power to change and enhance the lives of so many. A solution-based garment where the design approach is centered around the needs of an individual is a challenging endeavor. For me, there is a beauty that lies in this challenge. I thrive by appreciating that everyone is unique. I design garments and products that to speak to the needs of an individual who has a disability by offering beautiful yet practical clothing that can accommodate many body forms. Through my designs I hope to expose the importance of the functionalities required by many but also exemplify the inclusivity that can be achieved in our industry. By designing with ALL bodies in mind, the potential for innovation this will offer society is infinite. -Lucy Jones

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DESIGN

Elegant. Functional. Inclusive.

ELEGANT

 

DESIGNS

 

FUNCTIONAL

 

SOLUTIONS

 

INCLUSIVE

 

FOR ALL BODIES

 

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ABOUT LUCY

LUCY JONES

Lucy Jones is a designer residing in NYC with a focus on universal design, she is currently an “Innovator in Residence” at XRC Labs, an accelerator in retail and consumer goods. Jones, originally from Wales, moved to New York after accepting a place to study fashion design at Parsons, New York. Her award-winning collection ‘Seated Design’ granted her Parsons Womenswear Designer of the year 2015, as well as the Kering ‘Empowering Imagination’ 4.0 award and Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2016. More recently Jones completed a yearlong ‘Social Innovator’ residency at Eileen Fisher in partnership with the CFDA, the project concluded with a scalable, profitable and sustainable solution for the ‘Green Eileen’ damaged garments accumulated in the take-back program. She is also a partner to Care+Wear an innovative healthwear company offering designs through a variety of accessories to the medical and apparel industry.

 

Jones is systematic in her approach to product creation and user-experience, remaining authentic throughout the process, dissecting lifestyles and habits of specific demographics, theorizing and drawing conclusions as to why such mannerisms occur and observing moments of intervention. It is her belief that designers should be held accountable for the products they place into the world, to think critically at all stages of design about the positive and negative impacts of their creations, socially and environmentally.

 

Jones’ project ‘Accessible Design’ was awarded a William Randolph Hearst scholarship for ‘social innovation’ and two Royal Society of the Arts awards for ‘design innovation’ and ‘fashion leadership’. In October 2014 Jones was one of four students from Parsons selected to attend the UN World Summit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

Through April 26- Aug 6 2017, Jones’ will be presenting site-specific commissioned work in the MAD Museum’s exhibition ‘fashion after Fashion’ co curated by Hazel Clark and Ilari Laamanen. Jones is also mentoring two Parsons students for the ‘Design for Disability’ project in collaboration with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, presented May 2017 and co-teaching an external health wear class with partners Care+Wear.

 

Jones’ work has been featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times, style.com, MTV, BBC, CFDA, NPR, Forbes, Fast Company, Seventeen Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, Independence Care Systems, AOL online, ITV Wales, Vogue, The Impression, Plan de Ville, Fashionista amongst many others.

"Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do..." Wilferd Peterson

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Email

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"Form and function must go hand in hand..." Individuals with a disability are not well catered for by the general fashion industry. We need to create a more inclusive infrastructure that takes alternative body shape into account from the outset. We must integrate and consider extensions to the body such as prosthetics and wheelchairs as essential to the form. Ultimately we must promote a dialogue between designers and individuals with disabilities to create more inclusive design parameters. Statistics show us that the percentage of individuals with disabilities is rising, so it is inevitable that the Fashion Industry should respond to these numbers. These numbers account for 57 million people in the United States alone. Fashion is one of the biggest creative industries in the world today. It is a major supplier to a global business turning over billions and billions of dollars annually in the USA. It is time the fashion industry used its considerable power to change and enhance the lives of so many. A solution-based garment where the design approach is centered around the needs of an individual is a challenging endeavor. For me, there is a beauty that lies in this challenge. I thrive by appreciating that everyone is unique. I design garments and products that to speak to the needs of an individual who has a disability by offering beautiful yet practical clothing that can accommodate many body forms. Through my designs I hope to expose the importance of the functionalities required by many but also exemplify the inclusivity that can be achieved in our industry. By designing with ALL bodies in mind, the potential for innovation this will offer society is infinite. -Lucy Jones