Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Constructivism in fashion
This art movement that apperaed in Russia in 1920`s was a reply to the chages that came after Revolution 1917 year. People faced with new reality to work in fabrics. People was taught how to live in equal society and to share everything and with everyone. This make people to love their work places and make the beauty of fabrics ( metalic constructions, direct lines, sharp corners, red, white and blackk all these charactize constructivizm.
But constructivizm does not only apply to the art, fashion also took some features from it.
Several artists tried to work in clothes design with varying levels of success: Varvara Stepanova designed dresses with bright, geometric patterns that were mass-produced, although workers' overalls by Tatlin and Rodchenko never achieved this and remained prototypes. The painter and designer Lyubov Popova designed a kind of Constructivist flapper dress before her early death in 1924, the plans for which were published in the journal LEF. In these works Constructivists showed a willingness to involve themselves in fashion and the mass market, which they tried to balance with their Communist beliefs.