Lilla Csefalvay: Bauhaus

The visual and conceptual inspiration of these dresses and fabric experiments was the Bauhaus movement. Bauhaus was the most influental modernist school of art, design and architecture founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. 

While doing my research about the movement, I fell in love with the monochrome photographs of László Moholy-Nagy that he took of his stage designs, and Josef Albers’ monochrome graphics. The typical geometrical shapes connected to Bauhaus (blue circle, red square and yellow triangle) also inspired my designs. 

I developed and used a special technique: creating structures and surfaces by sewing lots of fabric bands tightly next to each other. Every detail – silhouette, colours, etc. – depend on the width, shape and direction of these bands.