World 107, Exploration A

In World 107, garments are exchanged like money.

This collection takes on Chinese-Indonesian heritage influence, Wayang Cina Jawa, with the consideration of modular fashion. Wayang is a theatre production with puppets as actors with an education and entertainment purpose. The body is assembled and connected using a screw made from an ox’s horn.

The notion of value is brought by the culture-influenced and the modularity of the garment. As every individuals have a different level of culture, each garments represents different identities of the wearer. This collection features a clean and elegant silhouette with the play of laser cutting and prints which are inspired by the Chinese Wayang’s Batik. Prints and motifs are two of the important aspects in Javanese and Chinese heritage, Thus the value of the garments will be determined by it.

This Exploration was contributed by Ann-Sophie Maria Mueller, Natasha Tjandradinata, Payal Vinod Harilela, Reyhan Faustino and Vivian Darlene Utomo (located in Singapore, Indonesia and Germany), developed from a World contributed by this group, 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 authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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