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Inclusive Fashion

Bodies and fashion

Fashion and the human body have a love-hate relationship. Most people do not fit the standards described by fashion.

Bodies should fit clothes, when it should be the other way around, fashion should fit all bodies.

As a consequence, we meet many people who say: “I can’t find anything that fits me”.

How is that possible when there are hundreds and thousands of new designs every season?

Fashion is very powerful, it has been able to devise standards and stereotypes of perfect, well-proportioned, symmetrical, streamlined bodies. The Adonis beauty I call it.

Most companies and designers follow these standards to develop their collections, but the reality is that no two people are alike and most humans are far from these standards and perfection described by fashion.

Designers, do you design for all bodies?

People who have 2 sizes in the same garment, or if my shoulders are wider because I am pulling a wheelchair, or if I have a waist wider than my hips, or if my body is not symmetrical?

The variety of bodies is as great as the number of humans in the world, so wouldn’t it be easier to make clothes that fit and mould to different body types?

An easy, economical and effective solution is to use elastic bands and give the garment width, this can be at the waist, at the bottom of the tops, at the cuffs, at the collars.

This makes the garment more open, easier to put on and take off and fits different bodies.

How you are going to design your next collection?

Use inclusive design. Grow your career and be part of the change designing a more inclusive world!

Rut Turró, CEO MovingMood

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