World 157, Exploration A

Through technological innovation, KIN challenges traditional notions of bi-gendered clothing. Playing with the idea of censorship via a post-human perspective of sexuality, KIN caters to World 157, a world where western colonisation did not occur, and clothing is a medium to express freedom while deconstructing notions of South-East Asian heritage.

Our designs are inspired by the sarong, a rectangular piece of cloth that accommodates a broad range of sizes and has no gendered connotations. The process of wearing the clothing also allows individuals to build a relationship with it, plus foster nuances around one’s performativity that embraces the idea of a non dual concept of self.

This Exploration was contributed by Felicia-Mihaela Dobrin, Reet Jetwani, Michelle Lee Jingying, Felicia Aw Sin Ping and Tan Su Rui Pearlsi (located in Singapore, India 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

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