World 64

In World 64 garments are distributed by the government as a plain uniform due to tight restrictions on non-essential items as all resources became state-owned to avoid runaway depletion in the 90’s.

Self-expression now comes through small accessories interchangeably attached to the uniform’s surface. Different trends coexist inside this resource-light way to experience fashion and connect people to the others they see as their peers. Some use small parts of fabric that are often fragments of garments worn by pop icons before the regulations were instated and traded online as high value items. Others make decorations from found objects with personal value, or make things from materials found in nature to personalise the functional base of the uniform.

What if …

garments were a plain uniform, but small accessories with very strong emotional value attached to the surface of the garment were the key means of expression and community association in fashion?

Issue targeted:

resource scarcity and need for expressivity and identity through fashion

Inspiration:

design for modularity in fashion, medieval relics

This World was contributed by Laetitia Forst (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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