Tommy Hilfiger launches adaptive apparel for adults
By Danielle Wightman-Stone
Oct. 18, 2017
Tommy Hilfiger is extending its adaptive apparel collection to adults, offering clothing featuring modifications such as velcro closures, magnetic flies, and adjusted leg openings to make it easier for people of all abilities to get dressed.
The launch follows the success of adaptive apparel for children last year, where the American fashion label collaborated with MagnaReady and Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit that works to broaden clothing options for people with disabilities.
The adult line is based upon pieces from the spring/summer 2018 Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection and consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles, with modifications including front and back closures to help pull clothes over the head, velcro closures, magnetic flies in trousers, jeans and chinos, and adjusted leg openings and hems that accommodate leg braces and orthotics.
“Inclusivity and democratisation of fashion have always been at the core of my brand’s DNA,” said designer Tommy Hilfiger in a press statement. “These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering the differently abled community. It developed the adult lines following the incredible response to the children’s collection.”
The collection launches online at tommy.com from October 18.