World 73

In the time of the 1800s throughout Europe, the idea of thin bodies was not perceived to be beautiful. Curvaceous, voluptuous bodies were considered to be beautiful as a curvy body was seen to be successful, wealthy and well looked after within society.

Within the year of 2021 in World 73 bodies of all shapes and sizes are worldly recognised in glorifying various body types. What if designers could produce garments that were of no particular size, in limiting size segregation? This would lead us to be aware of size inclusivity within the fashion industry. What if all our garments in the wardrobe were labelled with no size?

What if …

designers could produce garments that were of no particular size, in limiting size segregation?

Issue targeted:

lack of inclusivity within the fashion industry

Inspiration:

ideal ideology of beauty within the 1800s, how women of a bigger build were considered to be beautiful compared to todays size inclusivity

This World was contributed by a Fashion Fictions contributor (located in Australia) 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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