Fashion & Textiles
Royal College of Art
Designing and cutting a classic dress, Kamila’s tutor asked, “Why aren’t you cutting this straight? You don’t have a hunchback.” Rather than inform her of the multiple operations to correct Kamila’s scoliosis, she thought, “Well, what if I did?”
The Dress is a dialogue with my own disability, an exploration of an alternate present without the corrective procedures that rendered my disability invisible.
A design that asks inherently political questions of society’s relationship with disability and beauty standards.
Made by draping material on a specially created model using cutouts from the classic dress.