Bachelor thesis represents the process and realization of a fashion collection with inspiration in art, especially from the period of Rococo and from work by photographic duo Pierre et Gilles.
In the theoretical part of my thesis, I looked into the creative inspiration, which I have found in the history of fashion in the eighteenth century, more thoroughly the French style, which was delicate, light and elegant and symbolized luxurious and decadent royal lifestyle. I also focused on the work of French photographers Pierre et Gilles, who have been creating a world where photography and painting meet for decades and by that making their own aesthetic, based on kitsch and iconography.
The experimental part presents the development of the collection, with inspiration in art. I researched fashion silhouettes from Rococo, which I then interpreted in my own deigns. For my collection, I used handmade textile textures, which were found in interesting details in the architecture from that period. I also used different materials – thick, plastic materials in contrast with thin and see through. By doing that the differences in the shapes show well, which gives the feeling of the silhouettes from rococo and the aesthetic of aforementioned photographs is also expressed.
The result of the thesis is an experimental fashion collection with a hint of costume design. Exaggerated silhouettes are transferred into contemporary time with the usage of modern materials and some design interventions.