Lucy Jones is a designer residing in NYC with a focus on universal design, she is currently an “Innovator in Residence” at XRC Labs, an accelerator in retail and consumer goods. Jones, originally from Wales, moved to New York after accepting a place to study fashion design at Parsons, New York. Her award-winning collection ‘Seated Design’ 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’ damaged garments accumulated in the take-back program.
Jones is systematic in her approach to product creation and user-experience, remaining authentic throughout the process, dissecting lifestyles and habits of specific demographics, theorising 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.
In April- July 2017, Jones’ will be presenting site-specific commissioned work in the MAD Museum’s exhibition ‘fashion after Fashion’ co curated by Hazel Clark and Ilari Laamanen. Jones is also mentoring two Parsons students for the ‘Design for Disability’ project in collaboration with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, presented May 2017.
Instagram – @lucyjonesdesign
MAD Museum exhibition: fashion after Fashion- April 27-July