Thursday, May 25, 2017

Popova's textile and dress design

Born as an artistic movement around 1919, Russian Constructivism proposed the ideology of “production art”, that is, art with a social meaning and practical purpose. Stemming from a series of debates and collaborations in INHUK and Vkhutemas*, it counted self-professed “artists-engineers” Vladimir Tatlin, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova and Lyubov Popova among its most passionate advocates. Their extensive work was geared towards a total re-organisation of life and a new form of artistic expression available to the masses, and, unsurprisingly, involved various creative areas, including fashion.

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Those textile designs are nice. The dresses look like very fashionable 1920s dresses. It's a shame that these works seemingly have been lost due to the era in which they were created. I really like the black and white geographic design, which I would call a bargello design.