- Level 4, Roloff Beny Gallery
Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting is an exhibition that invites visitors to think critically about the relationship between function and fashion in our daily lives. The history of western fashion is a sequence of changing shapes that often favours form over function and comfort. IZAdaptive (2009-present), by Canadian designer Izzy Camilleri, is a revolutionary line of fashionable and functional clothing for the growing demographic of men and women who use wheelchairs. The exhibit contextualizes these innovative garments within Camilleri’s oeuvre and historical 18th-19th century fashions also designed for a seated, L-shaped frame.
Fashion Follows Winning Form
The ROM’s Fashion Follows Form exhibition has won The Richard Martin Exhibition Award by unanimous decision. One of the jurors referred to the exhibition theme as one of “social justice and human rights.” The exhibition’s text was also recognized as beautifully written and respectful of the audience.
Honorary Exhibition Chairs
TV personality, columnist
Exhibition Patron Media Partner
Centennial Government Partners
OCAF: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund