08 May Design for all: O’More students tailor outfits for kids with Down syndrome
Parent Lisa Bellin Rodriguez spends extra time at the mall to find clothes for her 10-year-old son. She’s usually on the hunt for a hard-to-find item — pants with an elastic waistband. Rodriguez’ son Maddox has Down syndrome and needs clothes that are easy to put on and take off.
“Any time I’m in the mall at a kid’s store, I’ll go in to see if there are elastic-waist jeans in his size,” Rodriguez said. “Something that doesn’t look like sweatpants, regardless of if I need them at all.” So when Rodriguez heard that O’More College of Design students were creating custom outfits for children with Down syndrome, she immediately signed up.
The custom designs will take center stage, along with other student work, at O’More’s annual fashion show this month.
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