World 108, Exploration A

Fashion is not about clothes but also self-expression, and identity. In World 108, hope that fashion has value in each garment to help those in need by exploring scents through the use of yarn and wet-felting technique. Zen garden and ‘ma’ are ideas to fill the emptiness, develop a sense of well-being, and evoke feelings of peace. It is reflected in the application of pleats and creating unfinished hand embroideries for the wearer to finish the garment with their own creativity.

This Exploration was contributed by Ng San Yee, Gladys Thien Xin Hui,, Rachael Anissa Putri Lamberte, Maria Ivanco and Natasha Viodora Simarmata (located in Singapore and Indonesia), 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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