WATCH | When a charity teamed up with designers to create fashionable hospital gowns for teens, one child "saw empowerment in teenagers in a place where they don't have any."
Starlight Children's Foundation Canada launched its Ward+Robes initiative this year.
The charity provides designers with a hospital-gown template and other instructions. Using machine-washable fabrics and accounting for patients’ comfort and mobility, designers do the rest.
Izzy Camilleri says her Ward+Robes work "means so much more" than designing for celebs.
She should know. She created a signature look for Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."
Camo, goth and preppy gowns are just a few of the styles in play.
This gown lets me be who I am outside the hospital.
—Recipient of a Ward+Robes designer hospital gown
And the designer hospital gowns aren't just beautiful. According to their young recipients, they're downright inspiring.
Click here for more information about Ward+Robes, including how to donate to the program.