My work focused on pattern cutting and manufacture of garments for those who are awaiting or have had weight loss surgery. I have developed a range of clothing that will adjust as body shape changes.
Through a process of active listening and co-authorship I ensured these designs are functional and aesthetically pleasing to the client group. I wanted to show that designers need to work more closely with this much ignored group and focus carefully on different body shapes.
I wanted to demonstrate that fashion design is not an isolated process. It requires a collaborative interdisciplinary approach to meet clients needs.
In the future I hope to move forward with this project working with sufferers of obesity as well as supporting agencies.