Toronto Designer Izzy Camilleri On Accessible Fashion And The Meaning Of Style

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Izzy: I just started to do custom work in about 2005, for someone who was a wheelchair user. I never realized how specific her needs were. I just thought that people who used wheelchairs had the same clothing needs. I didn’t realize that there were any issues. She taught me that her options were quite slim. Through her, I just started to learn how to fill up people’s wardrobes. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: As an established Canadian designer, Izzy Camilleri has over 30 years of experience crafting everything from fur coats to leather dresses. While Camilleri may have once dressed stars such as Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep, the Toronto-based design talent shifted her main focus to accessible fashion over ten years ago. Since then, she has catered to differently abled clients who are in wheelchairs, yet are still modern and sartorially conscious. Her local label, IZ Collection, features outerwear, denim, athleisure and suiting for both men and women with accessibility needs. From looser cuts and hems which are meant to accommodate those who are seated, IZ Collection is exclusively designed for wheelchair users.Real Style recently spoke to Camilleri at the White Cashmere Collection 2016 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Here’s what she had to say about discovering accessible fashion, working with her signature leathers and understanding the true meaning of personal style.Real Style: You’re known for your accessible designs. What was your inspiration for pursuing this side of fashion? Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img