By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
In the spring of 2016, Tommy Hilfiger launched a collection of clothes for Kids specifically designed for those with disabilities. Instead of buttons, there were clever hidden magnetic closures.
Necklines expanded with touch fastener closures along the seams. And then in fall of last year, the collection expanded to include pieces for adults.
The spring 2018 Adaptive Collection launches today, with a campaign that features notable figures from the disabled community. There’s Paralympian gold medal track star Jeremy Campbell, motivational speaker Mama Caxx, paraplegic dancer Chelsie Hill and 18-year old autistic chef Jeremiah Josey.
Jeremy Campbell in the spring 2018 Adaptive collection campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. He’s wearing Jeans with a magnetic hem that opens wide enough to slide his prosthesis.
Mama Caxx in the spring 2018 Adaptive Collection Campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. A magnetic closure is hidden beneath the faux button placket of her trench.
Chelsie Hill in the spring 2018 Adaptive collection campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. She’s wearing a dress with magnetic closures at the shoulders that help expand the neck opening.
With learning from the first collection, this season’s Adaptive collection has made improvements: Double Plackets at the waistline make it easier for those in wheel chairs, bungee cord closure systems replace unwieldy zippers and the Velcro closures got a little better. Visit tommy.com to shop the new collection today.
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