Progress in new technologies has made life much better for users of prosthetic limbs, who are now able to do things that even a few years ago would have been impossible. There, of course, is a downside to this new technology: while older prosthetic limbs were not too functional, they were supposed to look like real limbs, whereas their modern cousins are more useful but a lot more bionic in their appearance, making it hard, especially for women, to make them fit in with their aesthetic. That’s where Alleles Design Studio comes in. The Canadians have developed a selection of leg covers which help to define the silhouette, as well as adding patterns to give the prosthetic wearer more decorative options.
The designers were inspired by the story of eye glasses, which began as a purely functional accessory, and have turned into a real fashion statement, with many people owning various pairs to suit every season and outfit. The prosthetic covers will be available in Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections and in a variety of colours and designs. The covers are made of ABS plastic and made in-house using CNC technology.