These last outfits were chosen by some of the 23 people taking part in a photo project initiated by The Straits Times, the leading Singapore daily, in partnership with Lien Foundation, a Singapore philanthropic house. Entitled “The Last Outfit“, the project showcases individuals in the clothes they wish to wear for their own funeral.
“Dressing is a way of life and even at death, our clothes can be a statement of who we are,” said Mr. Lee Poh Wah, CEO, Lien Foundation. “Each exit outfit is one that best expresses the subject’s unique life. Their outfits and candid attitude have given us a fresh and fun perspective on how to deal with death. If there’s something like funeral fashion, they are setting a trend by wearing their souls on their sleeves.”
The Last Outfit seeks to remove the taboo of death and enthuse people to view life and death differently. As part of the Foundation’s Life Before Death initiative, the project’s unusual approach underlines a serious attempt to spur conversations and thoughts about end-of-life matters.
What would you wear?