Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting
June 21-Jan 25, 2015
It is my great pleasure to recommend this exciting, innovative and culturally astute exhibition from the Royal Ontario Museum. Not only does it feature Toronto-based designer Izzy Camilleri’s IZ Adaptive collection, but it shows the history of design for L-shaped bodies. Ideal for fashion lovers who know that understanding the past is the key for the future-- in all its shapes. - Joanne Molina
From the museum:
Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting is a new exhibition opening at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on June 21, 2014 featuring fashions from internationally acclaimed, Toronto-based designer Izzy Camilleri’s IZ Adaptive collection. The exhibition showcases Camilleri’s innovative, fashionable, functional — and affordable—designs that are among the first in the world created exclusively to meet the needs of women and men who use wheelchairs. Displayed alongside Camilleri’s designs are 18th and 19th century fashions from the ROM’s renowned collection, also created for a seated, L-shaped body.
Dr. Alexandra Palmer, the Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator in the ROM’s World Cultures department, was motivated to.....