Monster Couture

UNLEASH YOUR WILD SIDE

Almost 50% of adults over the age of 50 experience knee pain. But wait, what does that have to do with monster purses?

Well, this is a purse with a purpose. It's a unique solution made to inspire elderly women, or those with knee pain, to embrace their disabilities in a new way. Because getting in and out of vehicles is often times a struggle, now there's a way to easily lift your leg in and out -- in style. 

This project was part of a two week workshop focusing on transportation for those with disabilities. Monster Couture was created in collaboration with Simran Singh.   

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THE PROCESS

By interviewing a number of elderly individuals about their struggles with transportation, we found knee pain to be a common factor. 

Our inspiration comes from these fierce women who embrace eccentric style, and don't let age influence their everyday life. 

 

Our opportunity:

Create a product that allows elderly individuals to gain back the freedom of travel by reducing limitations associated with their disabilities. 

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And so, we got to work. 

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Each purse was hand made and embellished with fabrics, furs, sequins, and buttons. The interior has two pockets, and two handles fold out for leg-lifting capabilities.  

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suits all needs

  •  Carries Belongings

  •  Unique, Stylish and Fun

  •  Hands-Free Purse

  •  Helps Lifts Leg into Vehicles  

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