Whether or not we agree with the rate of diversity on the runway, there is a combined appreciation for designers aiming to redefine fashion’s affair with exclusivity. Emulating Tommy Hilfiger’s aim for inclusivity, Tommy Adaptive is one of the latest lines to rightfully challenge these norms by introducing functional yet fashionable pieces for adults facing physical disabilities. The Adaptive line launched its Spring 2018 collection with thoughtfully enhanced features such as one-handed zippers, side-seam openings, and Velcro closures. Getting dressed should be one of the easiest parts of your day, and creating a fashionable and affordable look should be accessible to everyone.
This isn’t the first of its kind from the classic American fashion brand; in 2016 Tommy Adaptive collaborated with Runway of Dreams to launch a collection for children with disabilities. A year later, the line expanded its collection to men and women and introduced supplemental features such as adjustable hems and magnetic buttons. Now, the line—for men, women, and children—has evolved with enhanced improvements and returned with a stronger reception in Hilfiger’s signature red, white, and blue palette.
Signature pieces include a casual colorblock sweater and bomber with seasonal items such as a sailboat dress and a gingham flutter sleeve top. With styles ranging from laid-back chic to wear to a picnic to refined versatility to don at the office, anyone and everyone can empower themselves through fashion.