World 54, Exploration A

In World 54, garment sales have been severely limited, leading to a creative and resourceful fashion culture. People dress up in items that they find around the home – not only what we would think of as conventional garments.

Fashion magazines exist to celebrate and inspire creativity at home, rather than sell new styles. The model here is wearing a curtain, along with jewellery made from toy building blocks.

Because they have only a few garments to work with, the drama of World 54 fashion comes through inventive styling and accessorising.

When new textiles are purchased, they are typically made to order, selected from a range of samples, as shown here. 

This Exploration was contributed by Johnny O’Flynn, Gillian Allsopp, Kate Harper and a Fashion Fictions contributor (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Wendy Ward, 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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