My passion lies at the intersection of fashion, health and technology. I design to provide the tools for people to simply enjoy their bodies and lives. I believe clothing should be made for everyone to enjoy the luxury of looking good and feeling comfortable and confident. I seek to celebrate people who are usually underestimated, and in this way, help boost their self-confidence to enjoy a fuller part in society, while feeling more highly valued and respected. Design for me is the tool to provide functional features that will improve daily lives, creating garments that will serve to empower our bodies and minds. This way allowing us to confidently embrace who we are and shape who we want to be through fashion. 







"Fashion-able " - Vogue Australian 2020 / Print

Vogue article describing the inclusive fashion market players and what the future holds.

Antenna Foundation by Design Indaba 

Speaker of Antenna 2019 Conference during Dutch Design Week in Eindoven, Netherlands.

Project veº: a tool that provides a simpler way for people who are blind and visually impaired to understand what they are wearing. SDG #10 - Reducing inequalities

Antenna Conference 2019 / Dutch Design Week

In her project, Camila Chiriboga helps three individuals with the development of new clothing, adapted to their wishes. One wants strikingly coloured clothes, the other formal clothes to wear at work and the other trendy clothes, to not fall out of line with classmates. It became a special collection that can also be worn inside out and with special tags that describe the clothes in a tactile way. In this way, people with a visual impairment can independently choose how they want to dress.

DDW2019: Design Graduates Antenna Conference 2019 / Arts Thread

Arts Thread member, presented her fashion for change project Ve० which is aimed at the visually impaired. Her research resulted in a beautifully crafted collection offering a contemporary take on how to give everyday independence to a group of people, who often have to rely on others for assistance.

American Craft Council 2019 / Print

"In others’ shoes: For four months, Chiriboga dressed herself blindfolded as she worked on her collection for people with visual impairment. She learned that she selected clothes based on how they feel, rather than how they look."

Revista Cosas / Print

Camila Chiriboga conversa con Revista Cosas, nos cuenta de donde salió la idea de crear una colección de ropa para no videntes y sus experiencias triunfando en el mundo de la moda en Nueva York.  Reflexiona sobre cómo la moda se ha convertido en una herramienta de expresión por motivos de inclusión social.  

Future Graduate Showcase, CFDA

CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase 2017 is a hybrid physical and digital showcase spotlighting exemplary talent to the industry.

For its 5th year, it showcases 41 talents who were selected from 24 schools to share their personal identity, design process and ethos for the future of fashion. The 2017 talent's work empowered messages of inclusivity, diversity, unity and hope - with sustainability, technology, innovation and culture mattering to the next generation now more than ever before.  

Stylish Clothes for Disables Seniors / VICE

Open Style Lab's summer program at Parsons School of Design pairs engineers, designers, and therapists with a person with a disability to make accessible clothing, tech, and wearables. We took a look at this year's showcase.

Parsons Grads Dress Rihanna And Address The Future Of Fashion / FORBS

Partnerships with organizations and companies like the UNFPA and AARP allow students to address critical social issues. As part of AARP’s “Disrupt Aging” challenge, Camilla Chiriboga designed a collection for the blind that includes braille stamps on each garment that can be scanned by an app that reads out the style and color to the wearer.

The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Redesign /

New York Times

In partnership with students from Parsons School of Design, Care and Wear has created a hospital gown in a kimono-inspired style. 

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Fashion Industry Is Missing A Nearly $300 Billion Global Opportunity / Forbes

Trailblazers event, One Size Does Not Fit All—Inclusive Design & the Modern Consumer, brought together more than 300 people from a wide range of fashion disciplines. The participants and audience included C-suite retail and brand executives, entrepreneurs, designers, creators, and supply chain and manufacturing leaders who share a passion for bringing fashion to all, not just those who are “the right size and shape.”

Parsons Students Partner with Care + Wear to Redesign the Hospital Gown / Dezeen

Students from the Parsons have worked with hospital clothing company Care+Wear to create a patient gown that provides coverage, while also allowing doctors necessary access to the body.

Developed by students at the New York design school last year, the gown combines five designs for different patient needs – IV access, maternity, telemetry, bariatric and bedridden.

Nominee 2018 / Webby Awards

Nominated Category - Social Fashion and Beauty Content and Marketing 

These include accounts on behalf of fashion and beauty editorial and style guide sites, fashion labels, cosmetics and other designers. 

VISIONS Speaker 2017 / Ann Arbor District Library

Camila Chiriboga Discusses the Intersection of Fashion, Health and Technology. She will talk about what it means to create accessible design for fashion, the importance of this kind of design, and it's future possibilities. 

How to Improve Aging? Hack It / Forbes

"Team 5 chose the clever name “30% Connect” because, as one member noted, by 2030, 30 percent of the population of developed nations will be over 60. Their multigenerational idea: a skill-sharing platform “matching seniors with skills and knowledge with younger people seeking skills in the same ZIP code, and vice versa.”

Camila Chiriboga impone su sello de diseño inclusivo / El Universo

La diseñadora ecuatoriana Camila Chiriboga innova la industria textil con su colección VE° enfocada hacia las personas con discapacidades visuales.

Despierta America / Univision

"Conozca a la joven hispana que confecciona prendas para personas con discapacidad" - La diseñadora ecuatoriana Camila Chiriboga fusiona la moda y la tecnología para que personas que tienen inconvenientes a la hora de vestir puedan elegir las prendas que desean, teniendo en cuenta colores, texturas y seguridad.

El futuro de la moda: Moda combinada con tecnología para las personas ciegas / AARP

La diseñadora Camila Chiriboga cree que la moda puede cambiar el mundo. Su nueva línea de ropa, llamada ve°, es novedosa, funcional y equipada con tecnología como cremalleras y etiquetas con audio para ayudar a todos, a cualquier edad o capacidad.

Fashion Foresight: Tech-Infused Fashion for the Blind / AARP

Twenty-two-year-old fashion designer Camila Chiriboga believes fashion can change the world. From textures to zippers to audio tags, this Parsons graduate’s new clothing line, ve°, is fashionable, functional and tech savvy, creating more possibilities for all of us, at any age or ability. 

Universal Style / Newschool re:D Magazine

The Parsons community leads in universal design, a hybrid field integrating fashion, wearable tech, and design ethnography with the aim of advancing social inclusivity and opportunity

AARP And Parsons Team Up On Unique Design Competition / Mr Magazine

AARP culminated a one-of-a-kind design competition with Parsons School of Design at The New School on Tuesday, May 9. The winning collection was chosen for its ability to: identify a critical design issue facing an aging population or user; research and develop a design that addresses the issue; and produce a garment or product that solves the identified problem

Student Designs Self-Navigating Fashion Line for the Blind / Metropolis 

Clothes are one of the most basic necessities of our lives, and yet for many, just putting them on is a daily, arduous challenge. Parsons School of Design and AARP's "Disrupt Aging Design Challenge" asks students to design solutions for older clients. Camila Chiriboga's winning design helps blind wearers navigate the world, fashionably. 

Parsons Innovation Award 2017/ Metropolis 

Clothes are one of the most basic necessities of our lives, and yet for many, just putting them on is a daily, arduous challenge. Parsons School of Design and AARP's "Disrupt Aging Design Challenge" asks students to design solutions for older clients. Camila Chiriboga's winning design helps blind wearers navigate the world, fashionably. 

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