Advantage Block by Lucy Jones Does Seated Design for Disabled Individuals

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 23, 2015
References: advantageblocks & psfk
This wheelchair fashion brand focuses on "seated design" and bringing designer clothing for disabled individuals. Advantage Blocks was created by Parsons student Lucy Jones specifically for people who are disabled or bound to a wheelchair. The patterns of the clothes take into account the shape of the wearer when sitting down. They also have features that make garments easier to change in and out of.

This is a big departure from the design process of attire created for standing people. When someone is seated, their measurements are often very different than when they are stood upright. The wheelchair fashion line also makes certain movements easier to perform, like pushing wheels.

In the future, Jones hopes to make her award-winning concept accessible to all.