I'm Stephanie Thomas, A Disability Fashion Styling Expert. For over two decades I've followed clothing and retail trends for people with disabilities. What started as a hobby has become my life's work. Today, I'm a trusted thought leader, tastemaker, and keynote speaker. In 2016 I presented my first TEDx Talk based on my Disability Fashion Styling System™ (DFSS) which I developed in 2004. The DFSS acts my guide when styling clients. All looks I create must be Accessible, Smart and Fashionable™ Accessible - Easy to put on and take off, Smart - medically safe, and Fashionable - works with their body type, lifestyle and they must absolutely love it. The DFSS bridges the gap between where the fashion industry is and where it must inevitably go to be more inclusive. That's what I'm talking about on Cur8able.
Mary Elanor Brown
Cur8able Founder and CEO Stephanie Thomas shares bite-sized podcast episodes focused on adaptive fashion trends, news, and brands.
Episode 1: Mary Elanor Brown
Physical Therapist, author, teacher, and adaptive designer Mary Elanor Brown. (1940's - 1950's)
Resource: "Clothing for the Handicapped, the Aged, and Other People with Special Needs" by Adeline M. Hoffman, Ph.D. (1979)
Note: Adaptive Fashion is a term that gained a real boost in 2015 with the release of Tommy Adaptive's first collection for children.