15% of the world’s population lives with a form of disability and these people lead a completely different lifestyle compared to the expected and predominantly catered for “norm”. To understand these numbers, think of a country like China, which has a population of +/- 1.380 billion and of this +/- 83 million people are affected by a disability. South Africa’s entire population is +/- 58 million – less than the mere 15% of China’s afflicted. These affected people live their lives in a completely different rhythm, often relegated to the fringes of society and with difficult restrictions we cannot even begin to consider.
With these two views, our students developed collections that illustrated a fusion between craftsmanship and social awareness, using fabrication, handwork and design details to tell a story.
The Department of Fashion & Textiles is proud to present the Class of 2020!