Lili Pazmany solves outfit struggles of wheelchair users
With her designs the hungarian fashion designer tackles a grievance in our society. She designs for people with physical disabilities. Why this is so important and unfortunately still special? Googleing wheelchair fashion, you find functional raincoats, looking like the thing you cover your bike with in winter, and long jackets rather reminding of grandmothers woollen blankets. To this day, there exists not one single international fashion label, offering wheelchair-friendly clothing in line with current fashion trends. The sitting position distorts the normal clothing, created for standing poses. In order to make clothing comfortable and fashionable for wheelchair users, a lot of research and development is needed, a task that does not yet seem to be profitable for large profit-oriented companies. The result: frustration and a feeling of exclusion among those affected. Lili just graduated at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. With her graduation collection Unobstructed, she blazes a new trail, showing a combination of functional, flexible designs for sitting position with the face of urbanwear. Lili’s very personal motivation is her mother, who has been dependent on the wheelchair for about 5 years due to her MS disease.
With TITLE she speaks about how highlighting problem areas can be both, enlighteningly and harming.