World 139

In World 139, the 1950’s saw the end of the longest war ever fought in human history which was recorded as WWII. To help prevent future wars similar to this one, the U.N. introduced selected clothing. At first the public was skeptical about the idea, but then they looked at some of the reasons that started the war which was the differences amongst humanity. With this, a new law was passed for limited and assigned clothing. Along with this limited clothing, there was also selective clothing specifically for males and females.

This law was put into place in 1960, with this law made worldwide with some resistance from larger countries such as Russia and the United States. Each country has a restricted freedom within the limited clothing law. Mostly focused on respected cultures but again, to a certain extent to maintain universal sameness globally.

What if …

clothing options were assigned and limited?

Issue:

The differences that can arise and cause conflict over the type of clothing someone is wearing. Showing status of power or wealth, causing a sort of divide.

Inspiration:

The view of differences the Nazi party saw between them and the Jews.

This World was contributed by Shyann Rosario (located in Illinois, USA) 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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