Constructivist Clothes Design
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Constructivist Clothes Design (1923)
Varvara Stepanova (1894-1954) was the wife of Alexander Rodchenko,
and a major constructivist artist and designer in her own right.
In this 1923 photograph she poses in sports clothes of her own
design. Such clothes were meant to fit in with the general ethos
to create simple and functional, yet aesthetically pleasing quotidian
objects for the general public. Unfortunately, most of these projects
never made it off the drawing board into mass production, either
for technical, economic, or political reasons.