World 61

In World 61 Clinton ends the War on Drugs and hemp cultivation explodes. The military-prison-industrial complex is replaced by a new textiles industry in North America. Instead of the Beckhams, a different celebrity family launch their brand: LOVE COBAIN.

Grungy androgynous cross-dressing sweeps the globe. Up and coming designer-tailor Alexander McQueen stops designing ‘Mens’ and ‘Womens’, introducing unisex ‘People’ collections with clever internal adjustment mechanisms to accommodate bulges here and there. People choose garment types (eg. skirt or trouser, corset or tank top) according to function and personal taste, free of social constraints imposed by gender.

What if …

hemp were widely cultivated?

Issue targeted:

gender and equality

Inspiration:

90’s grunge and McQueen’s tailoring

This World was contributed by Talia Hussein (located in London, UK) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions

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