Utilitarian Garments Designed To Help Refugees
A fashion student's senior collection features a range of multifunctional outerwear designed with the needs of refugees in mind
The Syrian civil war has resulted in millions of displaced people throughout the Middle East and Europe, many of whom leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Fashion Design grad from Parsons School of Design Angela Luna, saw her senior thesis as an opportunity to explore solution-based design and developed ‘Crossing the Boundary’, a collection of unisex, one-size outerwear designed to provide refugees with shelter and protection from the elements.
“As I was researching about what was going on in Syria about two years ago, I caught myself feeling really attached,” said Luna in a phone interview with PSFK. “I wanted to create something that could help. I had no idea what it was going to be or how it would turn out, but I thought ‘this is a thesis, I have a whole year to figure it out’ and just went from there.”