We asked ... Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl, hemdless

"hemdless is not just meant to represent disability fashion, but to also involve our society as a whole"

Without a shirt. That’s the translation for the project name hemdless. It alludes to the fact that people affected by trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) usually have a hard time finding clothes that fit. Young designers Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl didn’t want to leave it at that. REHACARE.com spoke with both of them about the benefit of angled buttonholes and the "6th Shirt".

15/01/2015

Photo: Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl; Copyright: Phil Pham

Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl; © Phil Pham

Photo: Lisa Polk and young man with trisomy 21; Copyright: Clemens Krüger
Photo: Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl cutting fabrics; Copyright: Clemens Krüger
Photo: Lisa Polk using a sewing machine; Copyright: Clemens Krüger
Photo: Photo shooting of the collection; Copyright: Clemens Krüger
Photo: Young woman with trisomy 21 during photo shooting; Copyright: Clemens Krüger
Photo: Young man with trisomy 21 and a woman; Copyright: Phil Pham
Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

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