In 2016, Tommy Hilfiger partnered with Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit organization that works towards a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. They worked together to create Tommy Hilfiger’s adaptive clothing line for children. Over the past few years, they have continued to make their clothing as user-friendly and inclusive as possible. Earlier this month they showcased their Spring design that now offers adaptive clothes for adults.
Branded as “Tommy Adaptive” there are currently dozens of options for men, women, and children available on the Tommy Hilfiger website. Driven by their commitment to innovation and modern style, the new collection delivers solutions to make getting dressed easier. The new clothing line features modified closures and adjustable details such as magnetic buttons and easy open necklines.
As part of their initial ad campaign, Tommy Hilfiger brought in several notable figures to model the new clothes. One of those models was Chelsie Hill, a top wheelchair dancer in the world. Chelsie showed off a classic Tommy Hilfiger look with a red and navy blue striped shirt and matching shoes. The skirt she was wearing offers double plackets that replace traditional button and zip flies for easier dressing. Watch Chelsie showoff the classic Hilfiger look on her Instagram page.
After founding one of the world’s most successful clothing brands in 1984, Thomas Jacob Hilfiger has gone on to become an American Icon. Ever since his rise to fame, Hilfiger has focused on giving back to the community. The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation makes a huge impact in terms of health and the education of at-risk American youth. Tommy and his wife Dee have also been board members of Autism Speaks.
There are currently very few accessible and inclusive clothing options available, but thanks to innovators like Tommy Hilfiger the awareness for improved accessibility has been raised once again. Interested in more news regarding adaptive clothing? Check out our article on Target’s adaptive clothing for children.