World 45, Exploration A

In World 45 fabric is highly valued rather than personal wardrobes. All textiles are initially used as curtains; this fabric is kept for best, while everyday clothing is made from upcycling other worn-out garments and interiors. In this postmodern world people find themselves superstitious about cutting newly woven fabric, since the development of power looms in the industrial revolution. The Instagram page follows a group of influencers creatively showing people how to style everyday textiles from around the home whilst keeping up with the latest fashion trends. The content varies from everyday looks to thought out unique pieces; it has become a platform for new and exciting fashion inspiration.

This Exploration was contributed by Skye Hague, Maiju Grainger and Abbie Gough (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Amy Twigger Holroyd, 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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