I realised that the course I was studying, and the industry I was aspiring to work within, were both directly contributing to society’s negative perception of disability – promoting and selling a bodily ideal to which disabled people, like Simone, cannot conform.
It was whilst on my placement year from CSM that I decided I had to challenge this. I wanted to know why, in 2020, and at some of the most progressive fashion schools in the world, the teaching of human-centred design and communication is still being overlooked? But more importantly how, through education, we can begin to change this?
The film follows my journey in search of these answers. Featuring activists, icons, and educators, Same People is about the social fragility of the disabled body within an industry obsessed with perfection, but ultimately, is a call to arms about the power of clothing to change people’s lives.