WORN STORIES is a limited series sharing what makes certain clothes special to those who wear them. It is thoroughly charming and innovative.
Each person told their own story in their own unique way. Animation was used often to help push the story forward. I found myself drawn to each of the stories comparing my own choices that are in my closet.
The series is divided into different category for each episode. I loved the tale of two cousins tracking down their stolen one-of-a-kind coat all across New York after having way too many drinks. There was the story about a quilt a mother made for her son while she was in prison and how her son carried that quilt everywhere as he grew up and was given the nickname “Linus” by his neighborhood. Another was about an Asian woman who found peace and courage to dance while wearing a very, bright, yellow sweater given to her by a monk. And there was even a moment of showing people wearing their birthday suits and what it means to them.
Learning about people brings us closer together. It bridges the gaps that we often think are impossible to overcome. We realize that all of us find joy, pain humor, sadness and love the same way. And our clothes reflect those feelings. Our choice of clothing can make us react similar and more linked together. Now I don’t feel so different keeping a flaming, red vinyl poncho that I wore throughout my teen years. I am as normal as anyone else.
WORN STORIES is available to stream on Netflix.