Izzy Camilleri’s IZ Adaptive Designs

Izzy Camilleri honed her design sensibilities dressing rock stars and a few Hollywood A-listers. The Canadian designer was often commissioned to make costumes for various films, television and music video productions taking place in Toronto.

In addition to her screen work, she also produced her own label, high-octane collection featuring leather and fur designs.

But a chance encounter with a quadriplegic who asked her to design a coat to be worn while seated in a wheelchair, challenged her to switch gears by launching IZ Adaptive, a collection of seated fashions for men and women.

Now the label has attracted the attention of the Royal Ontario Museum. This summer, the ROM will feature her designs, along with 18th and 19th century seated fashions from their archives, in a new exhibition – Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting.

Besides operating a store in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, the label is available online and ships worldwide.

Here is a look at a few of her designs.

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