We all like to dress up and look our best.  It can also help build a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem. The way we present ourselves, our personality make up parts of our identity as well as allow us to make an impression or express ourselves.

When you’re struck by an illness, which affects your appearance the natural reaction is to try and cover it up or try to hide it.  But in some cases of skin disease certain fabrics can trigger a flare up or exacerbate a flare up further.  You can be limited in what you can wear as clothes get ruined from the grease of emollients, your restricted by movement or you are unable to wear very much as it aggravates the skin.


A fusion of Textile Art and Fashion will be used to create a collection where we explore fabrics which don't aggravate an already aggressive surface and use textile art within some of the designs to represent some of the skin diseases and it's affects.

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The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension, or cancer. Despite skin being the largest organ of the human body, dermatological research remains one of the most under funded areas of medicine. In a world where society has an increasing preoccupation with image and it’s importance to every aspect of a person’s life, sufferers of skin diseases are feeling and being more marginalised and isolated than ever.

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