Lucy Jones

New York, New York, US

Fashion Designer, specialising in Universal Design
Lucy's Skills
Art Direction
Design
Management
User Experience
Business Development
Fundraising
Marketing
Product Management
Strategy
Background

Age Group

25-35

About Lucy

Lucy Jones is a designer residing in NYC with a focus on universal design. She recently graduated as one of the start-up companies from XRC Labs, an accelerator in retail and consumer goods. Jones’ founded FFORA, a new lifestyle brand that serves the disability community and believes in a world that is designed for all. (Please see latest industry traction from Target and Tommy Hilfiger!)

Originally from Wales, Jones moved to New York after accepting a place to study fashion design at Parsons, New York. Her award-winning collection ‘Seated Design’ a collection focused primarily for manual wheelchair users granted her Parsons Womenswear Designer of the year 2015, as well as the Kering ‘Empowering Imagination’ 4.0 award and Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2016. More recently Jones completed a yearlong ‘Social Innovator’ residency at Eileen Fisher in partnership with the CFDA, the project concluded with a scalable, profitable and sustainable solution for the ‘Green Eileen’ post-consumer garments accumulated in the take-back program. Jones’ work ‘Seated Sleeves’ was commissioned for MAD Museum’s exhibition ‘fashion after Fashion’ in April-Auguest 2017. Jones’ work “Seated Pantyhose” commissioned by MoMA is currently exhibited in the show ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’ Oct-Jan 2018.

Jones is systematic in her approach to product creation and user-experience, remaining authentic throughout the process, dissecting lifestyles and habits of specific demographics, theorizing and drawing conclusions as to why such mannerisms occur and observing moments of intervention. It is her belief that designers should be held accountable for the products they place into the world, to think critically at all stages of design about the positive and negative impacts of their creations, socially and environmentally.

Quote

"It ain't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

Work Experience

Social Innovator

Eileen Fisher

August 2015 - August 2016

Education

Parsons School of Design

Fashion Design- Systems and Society

2011 - 2015

Accelerator/Incubator

XRC Labs

2017