Modernism, Art - Fashion ( part II)
Modernists had believed deeply that design and art could
and should transform society.
Focusing on the most basic elements of everyday life, furniture,
domestic goods, clothes, etc, they reinvented these forms
for the new needs and the new century.
Fashion was also influenced by this movement.The creations of
the fashion designers during this period shows how closely
fashion was associated with art. An important moment was
Schiaparelli's famous 'lobster dress', (woman's dinner dress,
1937), which was made famous when it appeared in Vogue
modeled by Wallis Simpson and it was created together with
Schiaparelli and Dali were the perfect example of how art
and fashion combine to form an artistic synthesis.
Another example is the Russian and Italian avant-garde who
based their involvement with fashion on ideology.
In aiming to change the social environment, they designed
modern working clothes which combined comfort, utility and
of course a lot of creativity.
The accessories - hats , bags, gloves - even underwear adopted
different forms, let alone the hair style and make up.
All in all proves that Modernism was a movement that deeply
affected and influenced the fashion industry and the way
designers approached their themes. The designs of those days
still look fresh and intriguing, balancing between chic