World 35, Exploration B

From the world of a contagious virus, Covid-21, World 35 is a place where everything is digital, a place where you could leave your house without stepping foot outside. New digital marketplace “WearShare” allows people to create and sell digital clothing, ensuring the fashion of World 35 stays alive. Fashion has never been more diverse: through this new marketplace people can just easily swap pieces of clothing as fast as they can buy them. Virtual fashion shows have brought new ideas that makes fashion even more versatile and more importantly it reduces waste.

This fashion magazine includes features of what is it like in this world with fashion and climate change. Lil Miquela stars on the front cover as the original avatar sporting new digital fashion trends and looks. The magazine also explores people’s personal experiences of living in this generally non-physical world through virtual interviews and research.

This Exploration was contributed by Shannon Rack, Deborah Ray, Emma Robinson and Lily Ramsay (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Clint Beharry, 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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