Embrace


Like many things in the world, back braces have traditionally been designed for white men with relatively thin bodies. My goal with this project was to do the opposite - design a back brace for people with curves, especially women. Drawing inspiration from lingere rather than medical devices, my goal was to make a supportive undergarment that was not only functional but actually enjoyable to wear.

As someone who has struggled with back pain for almost 10 years, this project was near and dear to my heart. I also got the chance to work with the production team at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator who helped with my choices of finishings as well as choosing a realistically producable yet diverse color palette of nudes.