Fashion Philosophy - FASHION WEEK POLAND - Dawid Tomaszewski -Suprematism

Polish fashion designer Dawid Tomaszewski’s SS15 installation reigned supreme, with inspiration taken from a mix between the art movement of Russian constructivism, and elements of the Bauhaus style. Russian suprematist art is characterised by a minimalistic approach, with particular attention to detail. Tomaszewski embodies this very concept, with his white cashmeres and silks, elegantly combined with red goat leather and accents of embroidery and lace.

IMG_6620.JPG Russian suprematist art is characterised by a minimalistic approach, with particular attention to detail. Tomaszewski embodies this very concept, with his white cashmeres and silks, elegantly combined with red goat leather and accents of embroidery and lace.

IMG_6622.JPG The main objectives of the Bauhaus were to unify art, craft, and technology with the use of graphical shapes, different materials and colours. Meanwhile the Russian constructivists, such as Popova and Stepanova, used geometric shapes such as the triangle or the circle, to produce a sense of levitation. In this same way, the textile patterns in some of Tomaszewski’s dresses interchange sizes and sequences, and use a similar three dimensionality as seen in Cubism, to give a sense of space.

IMG_6623.JPG Tomaszewski’s prints are derived from construction blue prints, and influences for both the prints, and the SS15 collection as a whole, can clearly be seen in the work of American painter and sculptor Donald Judd, and Italian installation artist Esther Stocker.

IMG_6625.JPG Tomaszewski’s colour palate of soft whites and greys boldly pierced with reds and accented with teals, evokes symbiosis. Incidentally, Symbiosis comes from the Greek words “with” and “living”, and describes the close relationship between two organisms from different species. br /> IMG_6626.JPG The delicate summery silks are refined with sequin embroideries to accentuate the signature print of the collection, which is majestic and beautiful in its simplicity.

IMG_6628.JPG Photographs Beata Siewiski