World 102

In World 102, everyone is only able to see in grayscale. A strain of virus that attacked the human eye caused a global pandemic and affected the ability to see colors. In order to express their creativity, designers started to put more emphasis on the silhouettes, textures & patterns of dress. Zero Saturation aims to recover the loss of color by creating color through other means. Transforming and redefining music as a form of color; embracing a rich heritage in color.

What if …

we lived in a monochromatic world where we only see in grayscale and had to find new ways of expressing our identity through clothing without the use of colors?

Inspiration:

1. Inspired organic shapes and lines by different landscapes including human landscapes and hills in Southeast Asia. 2. Seeing colors through sound: Music and color are inextricably linked, two senses often united in a variety of ways.

This World was contributed by Wong Adelynn, Wu Yuyang, Lin Chia-Hung and Ho Chieh Chen (located in Singapore, Taiwan and China) 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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