Fashion Fictions world tour

Twigger Holroyd, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-3403-3516, 2023. Fashion Fictions world tour. Nottingham, 30 March-22 April 2023.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Twigger Holroyd, A.
Date: 2023
Abstract: This trail around Nottingham’s Creative Quarter showcases objects, images and films created to represent an array of fictional parallel worlds.

These worlds are highly diverse, but have one thing in common: they all involve more sustainable and satisfying ways of living with our clothes.

The exhibits have been created by people taking part in Fashion Fictions. This international project was founded in 2020 by Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd, Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University. It brings people together to imagine, explore and enact alternative fashion worlds as an unconventional route to real-world change.

Fashion Fictions recognises that we must dramatically reduce the resources we use, if we are to work within ecological limits. The project creates a safe space to explore what sustainable fashion systems might look like. To do this, participants ask ‘what if’ questions to imagine contemporary realities in parallel worlds: worlds that have split off from our own at some point in history, and taken a different path.

Follow the trail and you’ll discover quirky and memorable worlds. Look out for World 45, in which all textiles are initially used as curtains due to a widespread superstition; World 97, in which stains are celebrated rather than stigmatised; and World 1, in which the commercial trade of clothing is becoming as unacceptable as that of human organs.

As you explore the trail, have a go at the symbol challenge: find the symbol accompanying each exhibit and use the key provided on the map to reveal a hidden message!
Event Location: Nottingham
Event Dates: 30 March-22 April 2023
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham School of Art & Design
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 09 Jun 2023 10:57
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2023 09:09

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