Disfigurement Inspired

A line inspired by women that have visible differences, disabilities and chronic illnesses, from rare conditions to burn scars.


"Marialuisa's designs made me feel proud of my visible difference, rather than ashamed of it. Her vision helped make me feel beautiful - not a simple feat.”

Cath K.

“I went swimming for the first time since my accident, I felt proud to put the bathing suit on (especially after re-reading the words) and it was liberating to swim again. Felt brilliant. Didn't feel self conscious.”

Helen D.

This approach and collaboration has been therapeutic for the participants.

Dr. Lisa Williams, head clinical psychologist of the Burns Unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital