Taking inspiration from the book "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," Hannah Inskip created the cocoon-like quilted reversible jacket at left that explores what someone with Locked-in syndrome might feel like. Those who have the condition remain awake and aware but can't move or communicate verbally because of the complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes. Printed quotes from the famous book about the condition have been incorporated into the outfit.
The dress next to it, by Dayze Steward, represents people who struggle with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and focus.
"The print itself is intended to demonstrate the intricate interpretations and obsessive interests of an individual with Asperger's syndrome, therefore creating an understanding and awareness of the syndrome itself," Steward says.
April 5, 2013 10:13 AM PDT
Photo by: Russell Sach
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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