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義足はファッションアイテム?発想の転換でオシャレな義足が誕生!

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義足はファッションアイテム?発想の転換でオシャレな義足が誕生!

義足は、その性能はもちろんのこと、「見た目」もまた「本物の足」に近づけることを、常にゴールに設定しているものです。しかし、カナダの「ALLELES Design Studio」では、それまでの義足の価値観をまるっきり変えてしまうとんでもない作品を作り続けています。

それが、「義足カバー」です。同社では、義足をファッションアイテムの一部ととらえ、アートと融合させた素晴らしいデザインのカバーを製作しています。

その義足とはいったいどのようなものなのでしょうか?実際に同社の義足をチェックしてみましょう!

The story of @biancairis PART ONE of TWO. . . I lost my leg when I was 23 years old. That’s a critical time in a person’s life when they are still figuring out who they are and coming into themselves. I was devastated, naturally. I was almost more concerned with my new “aesthetics” than the fact that I may never walk again. What was I going to do with all my high heels, mini skirts and dresses? That’s the mind of a 23 year old, I guess. I didn’t really fully understand what this new life would have in store for me. I am a hip disarticulate amputee, what that means is I have no residual limb. This means I have to wear a very big, heavy, bulky and painful prosthetic strapped around my waist to walk. On top of that, I also had a crushed hip and pelvis and I lost a signifcant part of my pelvis as well. Doctors said I would never have the ability to wear a prosthesis or weight bear on my amputated side. The good thing was that at that age, I also had a full amount of stubborness to fuel me. I looked those doctors in the face and said “F YOU! I WILL WALK AGAIN ONE DAY”. It would take me 15 years and 54 surgeries in total to make that happen but I did it! Throughout those 15 years, even though I wasn’t “ready”, I still had prosthetics made and forced myself to walk in them. I wanted to blend in, and look as “normal” as possible. That “normal" was a silicone barbie leg that weighed over 15 lbs that I would walk in. I use the term “walk” very loosely. I would strap my prosthetic on and count each step to my desired landing place and just stand in various places looking like a mannequin in pain, LOL. I also had to wear a pedometer because I knew I had maxium 600-800 steps in me a day. This has been my life up until last February when I had my FINAL hip reconstruction. . .STORY CONTINUED ON NEXT POST. . . .#alleleswomen #bionica #prostheticcover #loudandproud

ALLELES Design Studioさん(@alleles)がシェアした投稿 -

どうでしょう・・・思わずカッコイイ、付けてみたいとすら感じさせる素晴らしいデザインの数々。これなら、これまで義足を「恥ずかしい」と感じていた人にも、「これをつけて外に出かけたい」と思わせるきっかけになるかもしれませんね。

発想の転換ひとつで、これまでネガティブに捉えられていたものが、あっという間に羨望の存在になる。柔軟な考え方・捉え方の大切さが改めて分かりますね♪

 

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