Fashion designer Camila Chiriboga discusses her journey of designing an ensemble for Michelle, an elderly lady who required the assistance of a caretakers and a swinging hammock to get dressed in the morning. Having to rethink the process of designing garments, she worked closely with experts on how to design in new and innovative ways that would function for differently abled clients.
Camila Chiriboga is a designer whose passion lies at the intersection of fashion, health and technology. She seeks to use design to be more inclusive of people with all kinds of abilities and ages by providing functional featured clothing that will improve daily lives. Camila was born in Quito, Ecuador and moved to New York City to study Fashion Design and Creative Entrepreneurship at Parsons The New School of Design. Post graduation she worked at a fashion innovation lab in NYC and then moved to Tokyo to join Uniqlo’s headquarters as designer of lifewear.