Bethany Aldred
Freedom Wear is a Printed Textiles collection illustrating the importance of fashion responsibility, aiding inclusivity for all. With the use of innovative ideas, I envisage my textile designs as part of a diverse clothing range worn both by those with and without upper and lower limb disabilities. Through personal interviews and questionnaire completions with those most greatly affected, it has become evident of the crucial need for change within the fashion industry. The proliferation of adaptive clothing availability over the last decade requires further evolvement to increase functional, stylish, and comfortable clothing accessible at an affordable price on the high street, regardless of a person’s physical limitations. With a series of mini collections of fresh and abstract compositions, I have explored different aspects of day to day living portraying confidence, celebration, and independence.
MA Textile Design Innovation