In my diploma thesis Menswear collection with inspiration in art I will introduce the process of designing men's ready-to-wear collection. Art is an activity that has been directly involved with fashion from the very beginning of civilization. Today, however, it’s probably one of the main courses that hand-in-hand participate in the formation of new collections.
In the theoretical part of my work, I focused on the development of men's fashion in the second half of the 20th century and the evolution of beauty ideals, which have changed the image of a man both in art and the way of dressing.
In my experimental work I designed men's collection, whose main inspiration is the artist Thomas Mailaender and his project “Illustrated people”. This project is a series of photographs of male and female bodies on which the artist developed photographs with the help of UV light. Consequently, the process led me to a culture of tanning in Europe, which has been in the past century and still is in full swing and very present. I also explored patterns of classic men's clothing whose details have led me to the creation of new, deconstructed men's clothing. That is why I decided to reach for the already established materials as well as materials, which are not necessarily used in ready-to-wear clothing, but are often used in designs of women's collections.
The result is a men's ready-to wear collection, which in a humorous way changes the classic men's clothing and allows diversely structured and modern silhouettes.