Design.Fashion: One of the hard-to-reach places for inclusive design has traditionally been fashion. The fashion industry has built its reputation on being ‘exclusive’. So how can these worlds meet? When inclusive design threads its way into fashion, it is typically on the fringes, making minor overtures towards older and disabled people.
But fashion is more than ideas that are simply tactile or textile. Fashion can be the first outer expression of yourself, presenting in, on, and even around the body. It is a signal of your self and an expression of you. This session asks how fashion can expand its definition and open its arms to the new futures we see around us that demand inclusivity of all humans. It looks at how fashion and technology can bring its rich history of artistry and innovation to help describe different tomorrows.