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Fashion Designs for Women Using Wheeled Chairs and Wheelchairs

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Covering several design theories that guide architectural and product designs for disabilities, this vibrant slide show takes the audience through past and present fashions for disabled women as well as inclusively designed fashions. Kaino Hopper’s own thinking in pictures and vision for the future of fashion is a fashion system that includes designs for disabled and abled women into a single runway show followed by off-the-rack collections that eliminate discrimination toward women with mobility differences. Kaino Hopper ends her talk with a demonstration of how her fashions work for disabled and abled businesswomen alike, whether they use wheelchairs or wheeled chairs.

This lecture is also part of the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. For more information on the 2014-2015 CCBP Program, please visit: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2014

Kaino’s talk will be held in the King Lounge of the MU. It is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Kaino Hopper earned her MFA in Design at UC Davis in 2011, with a research focus on fashions for women living with disabilities. Previously she worked as a seamstress for over twenty years, and as a designer and seamstress for ten years after earning her B.S. from UC Davis in Design (2004). She taught at several local colleges, including UC Davis, and recently retired to focus on her fashions. She speaks internationally, is published internationally, and currently is building an ETSY web page to make her work available globally (launch date November 15, 2014).

For more information on Kaino’s fashion designs, please visit: http://ekaino.com/index.html

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