We are finally beginning to see more and more adaptive fashion designers coming out. And its about time. It has been such a long time coming. Who are the best adaptive fashion companies right now?
The Best Adaptive Fashion Companies 2020
- Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive
- Kintsugi Clothing,
- Zappo Adaptive,
- Bra Easy,
- Iz Adaptive by Izzy Camiller,
- Elba London
- Christina Stephens
- Slick Chicks Online
The list of Adaptive clothing market places is also growing every day.
These companies provide a singular marketplace to shop all your needs, and the list is growing every day.
Recently I was reading an article from Vogue Australia
The imbalance is shifting, though. Tommy Hilfiger is leading the charge in the mainstream with apparel line Tommy Adaptive, inspired by his autistic children’s struggles with dressing, while Victoria Beckham and Alessandro Michele at Gucci are seating disability activist Sinéad Burke in the front row to bolster visibility at fashion week. For her Savage x Fenty show, Rihanna enlisted model Lauren Wasser—whose legs were amputated after battling toxic shock syndrome— to walk the runway. There’s hope that real change will be felt from the top down. But there is no fix-all solution: we cannot lump adaptive wear with clothing for the elderly, or point little people to childrenswear that neither reflects their age nor sensibilities. As Burke told Vogue Australia last year: “[Initially, my style] was born out of availability, rather than personal taste.”
Since 2019, when Business of Fashion projected that the adaptive market will be valued at $529.8 billion by 2023, brands are recognising the category as an economic proposition as much as a social one. But why haven’t they done so sooner?
Great question isn't it. Adaptive Fashion needs more designers to think adaptive. Be inclusive with their designs and think function and fashion.
Author Rachel Whittaker CEO of BraEasy