World 111

In World 111, clothing is only used as a type of body frame and not as a way to convey our style. There is no physical protection needed in clothing as people have been adapting to the environment and atmosphere there. Therefore, ‘Fashion’ as a concept never existed in this world.

Rather than using cloth, we use our own body as a canvas. Expressing, signifying, and revealing our true identity through artworks like body painting, tattoos, body scars, hennas and more. We want people to embrace what they are, instead of hiding it under layers of clothing.

What if …

people accepted body imperfection and body modification (tattoos) as a norm and celebrate them through garments that frame each imperfection and modification?

Issue targeted:

The issue where people today in Asia are generally still scared of celebrating one’s unique bodies and tattoos which caused them to cover up so much under layers of clothing.

Inspiration:

People who are brave enough to wear their stretch marks, scars and other body imperfections and tattoos. We hope that this project will give awareness that showing more shouldnt be a shameful thing and should be celebrated especially in Asian countries where it is still generally frowned upon.

This World was contributed by Fashion Fictions contributors (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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