Designing and cutting a classic dress, my 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 my scoliosis, I thought, “Well, what if I did?” The Dress For The Hunchbacked Girl 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 mainstream beauty standards.


selected for the INDEX. Design to improve life 2015
tutor: Lucas Tom Verweij, School of Form, 2015 | photo: Irina Grishina | model: Viktoriia Zybina | set: Kamila Iżykowicz


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