In World 199, China becomes the fashion capital that aggregates the power to forecast upcoming fashion trends and bring forward Chinese heritage. This epicenter functions as the place where trends will be predicted, designs monitored, and every fashion designer will be recognized.
China is the largest country in Asia and was also one of the world’s largest traders before the cultural revolution. One example that is famously known is the silk road. The aftermath of the cultural revolution, China, however, shut itself off from the rest of the world, and culture ceased to spread. Eventually, China faded away from other countries and the West took over.
The emergence of fashion trends has always been centered from the Western fashion capitals such as New York, Paris, Milan and London. There isn’t one Asian country in the list which is why in our fictional world, we aim to change that.
What if …
the cultural revolution did not happen?
Celebrating the multidiversity nature of Chinese culture and heritage.
Ai Wei Wei
This World was contributed by Charlize Mae Choa, Frea Clarissa Darmawan, Chiquita Pricilla and Alana L N Lo (located in Singapore, Indonesia, China and Philippines) 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 author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.
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