World 153

In World 153, everyone is infected with a disease due to the outbreak of a pandemic. This resulted in people having x-ray vision where they can now only see the world in greyscale. Though the majority of the common visual remains unchanged, their vision penetrates through the human body, allowing them to see the interior of the human anatomy.

In order to adapt to the new change, the artisans started to design clothes that place emphasis on textures, silhouettes and structure so that clothes are still visible even with x-ray vision. Thus, with fashion at its forefront, people began to express their individuality through their dress.

What if …

a pandemic caused everyone to see only in x-ray vision?


raising awareness on the lack of transparency


people who have alexithymia: difficulties in identifying and expressing emotions; people who have prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, who cannot recognise people’s faces; spreading of misinformation

This World was contributed by Eunice Thor Yan Ni, Crystal Lim Zhi Ying, Geolin Tan Yu Ping, Oh Jing Rou and Im Yebin (located in Singapore and South Korea) 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