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'Fashion + Joy' is a collaborative project between artists with learning disabilities and autism from Share Community and alumni and students from the Royal College of Art’s MA Fashion Programme.
We’ve experimented with new mediums and materials, using adaptive tools and multimedia-crafting in a series of workshops to create hats and bespoke headwear. Our designs reflect a growing interest in upcycling and repurposing materials to give things a second life.
The project culminates in a millinery fashion show open to the public. This joyful event will challenge perceptions about disability and ableism. It will enable disabled artists to thrive as creative individuals as they take to the catwalk and express their ideas, thoughts and feelings by wearing their own art.
Fashion is centred on the body. It often defines which bodies are seen as beautiful, able, or normal. We want to question and disrupt these ableist assumptions to explore a more-inclusive range of experiences and a deeper understanding of the world. We don’t seek design solutions that aim to hide or fix disability; instead, we celebrate what makes us unique through the beautiful narrative of fashion.
Supported by a WAF Grant through the Wandsworth Grant Fund.
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