Designer Gabriella Wells Launches HISAURA SS- 19.
A purveyor of solutions for the interconnected challenges facing our world, designer Gabriella Wells is introducing HISAURA. As an Inclusive fashion label with unwavering commitment, HISAURA challenge and breaks through the constraints posed by the known. Thus, devising exceptional solutions that shape the future and redefine history. The 2019 Summer/Spring collection epitomizes her classic yet modern aesthetic comprising fluid silhouettes that allow wearers of all abilities to dress with ease.
A narrative to convey a powerful message infused with emotional attributes understood even by the humblest of men. Such is the vision of passion and perseverance. Gabriella Wells ingrains a uniquely collaborative spirit into the soul of her new brand HISAURA, uniting a notion of disruptive dynamics.
A call to ACTION
However, when researching about disabilities, I realized that the term is describing the limitations we pose to ourselves and others. Every person suffering from any form and degree of impairment was more than able to be a tremendous contributor to the betterment, growth, and evolution of our society. Most people will focus on the things one cannot do and rapidly overlook the things one can; it is at this juncture we place the true handicap on such individuals. If instead, we embrace the circumstances in our lives with a positive outlook and embrace the current limitations as an opportunity to improve, create, resolve, and design, we can realize true ability. Thus, rendering new solutions, systems, and innovations that will make us all able to have access, participate, integrate, share, and to become genuinely inclusive.
When doctors had told me, my son would lose his ability to speak, and his cognitive development would be too impaired that it would be almost impossible to teach him a method of communication, I refused to accept such a prognosis, and I committed myself to find a way in which to communicate with my son. It was then when I learned the universal language of unspoken words and the innate power of humanity, my son and I learned to communicate through our eyes and in such a skillful way I could anticipate his needs. I decided that I would not let our circumstances determine the outcome of my son’s achievements nor allow the preconceived notions of society render our lives as a bitter and constant struggle because we are different. This affirmation led me to ponder upon such terms: normal, average, typical. Through my experiments in learning to design, I realized there is no such thing as average, perfect, nor the same as other. Every individual has unique sets of characteristics, both physically and psychologically, that render them unique. I wonder why such negative terms are used within our society to describe, segregate and alienate individuals? Why do we seek first to label ourselves and others with negative adjectives rather than looking at the beauty in each of us? I knew I was not too fond of the word disabled as a term to describe my son because he is anything but disabled. He is so able he found unique and clever ways to convey his needs and emotions. Damian is so able he taught me the most significant lesson in life during one of our many stays at the hospital. When I took him to the play area and he faced a child that had multiple and severe physical and cognitive impairments, he embraced him with open arms, smiled at him and began to play. Damian was able to see the soul of the child and not his suffering. He was able to look past physical and cognitive ailments and embrace the soul of this boy. It was at this precise moment when the words magnificent and extraordinary popped in my head. From this point forward, I would embrace the word EXTRAORDINARY as the term to describe my son and everyone because we are all uniquely extraordinary, each with a particular set of skills and abilities.
These unique skills can serve us to transmute any handicap into an exceptional opportunity. So, I decided to embrace my life and the daily challenges it brought me to design a new reality. One in which my son, my family, and myself would live in happily. I would begin to look at the occurrences labeled as adversity as opportunities to reinvent myself and my surroundings. Given my skills in design, I knew every physical body is different, and for a time-sensitive industry in constant search of efficiency, we were overlooking many factors pivotal in the role of clothing within the human environment. This realization led me to the inception of HISAURA and my call to action on behalf of the creative industries as a stepping stone to the evolution of our methodologies. An opportunity to embrace our differences and make extraordinary attempts to improve our lives. To empower one is to empower all. To bring forth the potential in all of us to create a new reality. To induce the idea of an inclusive society for all, to inform, to question and investigate, to engage and imagine a life fulfilled with extraordinary experiences. Such is the endeavor of HISAURA to positively influence our community and inspire others to create and design new realities.
Designed for the modern and confident individual with all levels in mind, HISAURA’s global narrative emphasizes inclusivity by creating new visions through contemporary design for a fully integrated world. Redefining the fashion landscape with innovative approaches allows wearers to craft their own future. HISAURA utilizes life experiences as an essential design tool to devise effective solutions: Thus, becoming a synonym of excellence and a system of Elegance, Focus, and Simplicity.
New York – September 12, 2018 – At Crossing Art Gallery 559 West 23rd Street, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.