Multiple Sizes in One embodies a vision of femininity through transforming silhouettes that allow for the garments to be modular. It is inspired by the woman in my life, my mentors, architectural structures and tropical flowers in my grandparent's garden in Puerto Rico. Using expanding and contracting textiles, accessible closures, and inclusive sizing, I explored the functionality of these techniques in construction with a range on body silhouettes and seated positions to create adaptive and accessible clothing that makes getting dressed an easier task for those with limited mobility. The clothing will be accessible for women with limited hand dexterity and those with limited movement of muscle in their body. The adaptability of the textiles and closures will empower the woman to have control over the fit of their clothing through functioning origami inspired pleats, smocking, laser cut leather and strategically cut embroidered geometrical shapes. Therefore, Multiple Sizes in One includes accessible closures, expanding and contracting textiles and inclusive sizing to create modular designs that provide an ease for dressing.
[ BIO ]
My fashion practice was influenced at a young age from painting with my grandfather in Puerto Rico. I draw inspiration from nature and structures around me specifically the beautiful tropical flowers in my grandparent’s garden. My work focuses on inclusive sizing, accessible and adaptive clothing. Textile manipulation, patternmaking and wearers feedback is at the core of my designing process. I design transforming silhouettes, with expanding and contracting textiles, such as pleats, origami, smocking and embroidered geometrical shapes. I believe inclusive sizing and accessible clothing is important because it is essential for everyone to own garments that make them feel included, simplifying the process of finding and getting dressed in the right garment with aesthetics and functionality.