World 89, Exploration A

Instagram posts featuring ‘dandy grannies’.

Within World 89, the Dandy Grannies are taking a stand. They want to ditch fast fashion and bring Charity Shop Chic into the younger generations’ wardrobes. With the help of an Instagram page, glamorous celebrities and attractive influencers such as Maggie Smith and Suzi Grant demonstrate that we should be shifting to thrifting. These influencers are the new trendsetters and are fed up with the younger generation getting all the credit for inventing the latest ‘in thing’.

However, the Dandy Grannies have been forced to enlist the help of the younger generation to ensure this movement reaches the furthest corners of the globe, as social media isn’t a natural skill to them. Becoming mildly threatened by these aged influencers, the youth have seen first-hand how wise and forward-thinking they are, resulting in young people leaving fast fashion by the wayside.

This Exploration was contributed by Eve Milner, Sophie Mitchell and Liv Stenson (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Julie Ripley, 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