WALL fashion offered Interior Design and Textiles students the opportunity to compete in teams in a one-week design intensive to develop “wearable habitations” – refugee tent clothing that directly addresses some of the challenges millions of displaced people are facing during the spring and summer months of 2015.
The shelter is made of waterproof, light material and forms an inflatable structure. It comes with a little pump to facilitate the process. In order to disassemble it, the user only needs to open the valve, push the air out and fold the material. We have decided to use the inflatable construction because we found the wires or tent poles too heavy and uncomfortable to wear.