Please forgive my ignorance, any of you who are in or know someone in a wheelchair, but until this afternoon I had no idea something called a "wheelchair poncho" existed. But now that I've read up on it, it totally makes sense: an outerwear garment designed to be easily put on by someone who needs a wheelchair, and that also won't get caught up in the wheels, ie it's short in the back and long in the front to cover the legs. I also noticed that the offerings in the market were not the most fashionable things around, which is why it also makes sense for a company to partner up with a designer like Built By Wendy's Wendy Mullin (hence, how we learned of the wheelchair poncho in the first place.) Check it out here--it's very classic trench-y.
Wendy's one of our favorite groovy downtown ladies. And also one for myriad collaborations that strike her fancy--she started the company with guitar straps, has done jeans for Wrangler, and now this. (She's also a fierce Dominoes competitor, but that's another story.) I actually think it's kinda cool, though yes, incredibly random. But really why should someone in a wheelchair have to wear something that looks like a Snuggie? No good reason as far as I can see. So good for you Wendy. This now concludes our random fashion-related story of the day. Carry on.