Prosthetic limbs are usually designed more for function than style, which makes sense, obviously—but it can be a bummer for people who also, you know, wanna look fresh. That’s where the Canadian company Alleles comes in.
“[When] we started the Alleles studio, we were trying to solve a style problem,” said the company’s founders, McCauley Wanner and Ryan Palibroda on their website. “Not a limb one. In an industry saturated with robotic aesthetics and clunky contours, our prosthetic covers endeavour to transform something mechanical into something mechani-chic.”
The made-to-measure designs start at C$325, though the artists at Alleles will also create pieces with custom designs starting at C$1500. In some cases, these relatively affordable covers have been life-changing for their customers.
And they’re quite pretty to look at, too.
“I get to prove every day that fashion is life changing — not frivolous,” Wanner said. What’s more stylish than that?