Expressionism in fashion by Admin
Expressionism was a modernist movement that was developed as an avant-garde style, originating in Germany in 1905-1925 years. It affected not only fine art but also architecture, literature, theatre, dance and music. Expressionism is focused on the artist’s sensibility and emotions to the world’s representation. It tends to be emotional, distorted, exaggerated and sometimes mystical. The colour is intense and not naturalistic, brushwork is usually free and agitating and paint is usually applied in big amount that makes the painting more textured.
The most well-known expressionists are Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Egon Schiele.
Franz Marc – The Large Blue Horses (1911)
Expressionism influence on fashion designs
Expressionism has countlessly influenced fashion designs and played a big role in inspiring many designers worldwide for more than two centuries. Fashion designs usually influenced by art including paintings, drawings, architecture, dance, music etc.
For the past few years, Expressionism has become a major fashion trend that today can be seen in everyone’s closet. During fashion weeks in 2014 and 2016, many designers used vivid colours or distorted silhouettes for their collections.
Stella McCartney and Tibi’s Amy Smilovic
They design abstract clothes that can be seen on the runways every year.
Dynamic. Abstract. Unique.
Fendi’s 2014 collection
It was mostly influenced by abstract expressionism – distorted patterns, a lot of texture and vivid colours.
Maison Martin Margiela – ‘Paint Splatter’ sneakers in 2013 were influenced by Jackson Pollock art.
Jackson Pollock is famous by its paint splatter paintings. His work has influences many fashion brands and it can be seen on catwalks and Vogue pages throughout many years.