World 90, Exploration A

Within World 90, all genders wear skirts, tails and head-crests that can be fanned out to diameters up to 8 feet across or neatly folded away. This is a world where clothing enables an individual to demarcate physical boundaries from the people and the environment around them and is socially acceptable. Increased independence, learning to love yourself and being able to do things alone as an individual. Illness begins to decrease due to less human contact, luxury experiences in restaurants, shops whilst queuing – this could be the life you live.

The world inspired by tropical coloured animals such as peacocks allows individuals to express themselves using colour and stand out with no fear of judgement. All genders are equal and have the same opportunity to wear these structured garments to create a lifestyle and boundaries decided by you. You are encouraged to buy these crinoline skirts that are collapsible when necessary for seamless socialising with friends and family.

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This Exploration was contributed by Scarlet Taylor, Maisie Spooner, Namira Tanzim and Celina Kingston-Nielsen (located in the UK and Bangladesh), developed from a World contributed by Sarah Cheang, 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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