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.

Expressionism in fashionFranz 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.

Expressionism in fashionStella McCartney and Tibi’s Amy Smilovic

They design abstract clothes that can be seen on the runways every year.

Dynamic. Abstract. Unique.

Expressionism in fashionFendi’s 2014 collection

It was mostly influenced by abstract expressionism – distorted patterns, a lot of texture and vivid colours.

Expressionism in fashionMaison 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.

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080 Barcelona Fashion Week has started

And of course we were there to check it out!

This spectacular week of Fashion in Barcelona is a mix of fashion market, photo shoot contest, showrooms, seminars, fashion shows and more. The impressive number of over 30 designers are represented during the fashion shows this week. If you are not yet convinced about checking out this event, take a look at the location of the event. -> It is taking place in the magnificent Sant Pau Hospital, also known as the  Modernist Rector of Sant Pau .

If you want to know more about what kind of event this is, check out our earlier blog post and get to know everything you need to know about this Fashion Event.

Capture models 808The event venue  Rector Modernista De Sant Pau.

Capture models 808AUBERGINE

Capture models 808PILAR DEL CAMPO

AUBERGINE ‘s spring and summer line 2018 is inspired by Moroccan culture , specifically the fishing village of Essaouira. The show was very classy and relaxed. PILAR DEL CAMPO ‘s show was colorful. The line is inspired by the changes that took place in the world of art  between the 19th and 20th centuries. With focus on Catalan Modernism.

More pictures from AUBERGINE’s show  and PILAR DEL CAMPO’s show and other shows are on 808 Barcelona Fashion .

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