Launched nearly three years ago in the United States, the Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive collection which is designed to offer ease of movement to people with disabilities without compromising on style, is now arriving in Europe. From June 14, 2020, pieces for men, women and children will be available online from Tommy.com.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than a billion disabled people on the planet. So an initiative that aims to cater to the special needs of so many children and adults is more than welcome. This is the stated goal of the Adaptive collection, which aims to combine fashion with accessibility, functionality and style.
Initially launched in the United States, Tommy Hilfiger is now about to launch this inclusive fashion collection in Europe. The goal of Adaptive is to reinterpret pieces from the standard collections, using the same materials and offering the same level of quality, to create garments that are specifically adapted for adults and children living with disabilities.
From the cuts to the details and adjustments, everything has been thought out to suit as many people as possible with magnetic zippers, side openings, adjustable hems, elastic waistbands, adjustable shoulder straps, and wide leg openings to allow for prostheses and plaster casts. All of these are concealed so that each garment retains the same preppy chic style that characterizes the standard collections.
"Every piece is the same quality, the same fabric, and the same design as we offer everyone else. The bonus is discreet, truly functional modifications that make dressing easier and allowing both children and adults with disabilities to have independence and feel great about themselves," Tommy Hilfiger has said about the range.
This first collection for Europe includes a color-block jacket, a zip jacket, and a check shirt for men, polo and striped shirt dresses for women, and dresses, jackets and shorts for children. The items will be available from the Tommy Hilfiger site from June 14 and will soon be launched in Japan and Australia.