World 132, Exploration A

In the ancient times of World 132, clothing was created and designed through a process of healing which led to a form of enlightenment and trance like states. This creative process of high-speed hand sewing connected beings to higher powers and gave spiritual guidance which translated into beautiful, embroidered garments.

Centuries pass and the traditional process is watered down and almost lost, apart from some indigenous communities staying strong with their roots, ancestors and need for spiritual guidance in order to heal. The imagination is no longer valued the way it once was, and fast fashion reduced the importance of clothing which essentially heals the soul.

However, the monotony of modern-day life becomes an issue to health, prosperity and security so the mainstream population turn to the indigenous communities to return to the times of their ancestors in order to become enlightened heal the soul, but also the environment as clothing once again becomes valued and spiritual.

This Exploration was contributed by Fiona Foster, Amelia Fravigar and Laura Korpa (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by East London Textile Arts, 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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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions

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