01 Apr Bauhaus is back
Form follows fashion or Fashion follows form??
Bauhaus posters from Bauhaus Archive Museum in Berlin
Bauhaus School in Dessau (image via en.wikipedia.org)
Schroeder House in Utrecht designed by Gerrit Rietveld (De Stijl, 1924)
Schroeder House in Utrecht (image via archdaily.com)
The connection between architecture, art and fashion is already well known. Last years, many fashion designers are inspired from architectural or art movements in the way they structure clothes and accessories, or in the patterns they use. As well as, in my research paper ‘Form follows fashion’ Ihave discussed common techniques such as folding, pleating, twisting and others that both architecture and fashion use. This season Bauhaus – one of the most pionnering manifesto of 20th century – 95 years after its establishment by Walter Gropius in Veimar and its dutch precursor artistic movement De Stijl have been revived in catwalks. Not only its color pallette but also clean lines and the way of shaping forms are reflected in many SS2014 collections. Master of art, Phoebe Philo for Celine featuring Bauhaus!
Celine summer 2014 collection (images source: www.celine.com)
Well, its geometric shaped heels are already in my wishlist!! I feel that we are going to see soon Bauhaus impact in design again, which I am looking forward to and actually I have missed it. Last ten years design is getting around minimalism and industrial aeshetics, which actually I loved too much and used it in my projects. But, I realized around Christmas 2013 when some new bars opened in my city with the same style that it’s time to go further and make a step ahead…