World 152, Exploration A

Female fashion model photographed in monochrome.

Within World 152, clothes are perceived as mediums of spirituality.

This can be traced back to the new religious movement in the 1960s, where Designers are seen as spiritual leaders of their respective branches of design.

Humanity follows a set of commandments broken down in terms of material, processes and actions. Within this world clothes possess a symbiotic relationship with one’s spiritual well-being, empowering the consumer with feelings of ownership and responsibility towards one’s garments.

Repetitive actions like the simple stitching of a seam are rituals that are commonplace within this movement.

These garments embody spirituality, weaved into from the process of making itself.


This Exploration was contributed by Annalisa Espino Lim, Nicholas See Wen Bin, Denise Yeo, Brian Loh Keng Chee and Caitlyn Rose Baird (located in Singapore and the UK), developed from a World contributed by this group, 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