(L-R) Assistant Director of Fashion Styling Flore Morton, four-time Special Olympic U. S. National Champion in gymnastics Chelsea Werner, her mother Lisa Werner, disability fashion stylist Stephanie Thomas and founder of Enlisted Design and co-founder of Urbio Bob Oyler. Photo by Bob Toy.
Students who attended last semester’s lunchtime panel on inclusive design at 79 New Montgomery left with plenty of interesting information to digest. Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion (FSH) organized the event, which was moderated by Assistant Director of Fashion Styling Flore Morton. Before introducing the panelists, Morton asked the audience to ponder a couple of questions: “Is good design always designing for the same few? Or is it designing for people in many different groups, including people with disabilities?”