World 110

Due to humanity’s overconsumption of fast fashion, the earth’s destruction has become more and more frequent. In light of this situation, in World 110 humanity’s sense of guilt towards Mother Nature caused them to repent and split off from this reality to avoid extinction.

Humanity starts to thrive on artisanal fashion, fashion made from scraps and leftover materials. This results in ‘Thirteen’, a utopian world filled with memories of what was once before and the hopes and dreams that lay after.

‘Thirteen’ no longer allows humanity to harness any more fabric resources. This is in the context where by most natural resources has been completely depleted and auto-machineries are destroyed. This directs humanity to go artisanal and up-cycle their used garments to fit to their body. People then have garments made to fit their body shape and size and the idea of one piece/set having an added value.

What if …

humanity is not allowed to harness any more fabric resources?

Issue targeted:

overconsumption of fast fashion

Inspiration:

Maison Margiela, Symbiotic Relationships, Bernini Sculptures; the process of craft is inspired by the history of traditional made-to-measure garment processes from the 1820s

This World was contributed by Kevin Tew Zhi Jie, Denise Chong, Lee Ying Han and Sit Shi Jie (located in Singapore) 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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