Kamila Izykowicz Silver

Fashion & Textiles

Year of study
1st Year

Royal College of Art

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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.