LONDON FASHION WEEK: Bauhaus and Mary Katrantzou Fall 2018 collection

Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as BAUHAUS, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicised and taught.

excerpted from  Tom + Lorenzo

A fusion of the Bauhaus with the ostentation of high Victoriana – a paradox, with its root in truth. Mary Katrantzou’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection explores an intermingling of two different breeds of aesthetic, using their components to discover a new hybrid. The roots of Modernism lie, conversely, in the Victorian age, when practitioners such as William Morris began to approach aesthetics with an all-encompassing ideology that the Bauhaus would dub ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ – a total work of art. Here, all arts, fine and applied, would eventually be brought together.