In the student works from The Faculty of Textile Technology University of Zagreb (Clothing Design and Fashion Illustration course) the theme Resilience / Otpornost is important for their future work but also for their decision making process in fashion thinking. To think about fashion is to be aware of the materials, the body, the subject’s identity and the clothing object. Play, as a form of creativity, shows the human spirit and represents a great pleasure, the paradox is that that’s the exact reason why we, as adults, often neglect it. We categorize it as a waste of time and as something from which we have no gain. Creativity is being able to look at things in different and unusual ways. Creativity mirrors someone’s uniqueness and represents being able to live by these rules: “I can be whatever I want to be, I can do whatever I want to do!”.
Play and creativity are a necessity, a source of life energy, happiness, laughter and being present in everything we do. Without them we just live through life that becomes a boring routine. It is human nature to explore, change and create through play. The students had and still have a guiding light that encourages them to include the models in the creative process behind the work itself.