World Clothing: Fiber Art

Five pieces of clothing / cloth art from around the world.

The Russian Constructivists created garments created predominantly from geometric shapes. They felt that fabric that is woven into flat rectangles should not be cut and sewn into shapes alien to its origin. Zittel’s Personal Panel Uniforms (1995-98) pushed this principle to it’s most extreme conclusion by creating rectangular garments pinned and tied to fit.
rabbi robe 20c
Subversion 2002
Into the corner 1992
Fireman's coat 19th c.
cape 19th c
shirt 1885
ethiopian woman mid 20c
rabbi 1920
lulwi dress for woman after childbirth 19 c
bridal gown 20c
hassidic sabbath 20thc
womans mantle 1891
mans banyan 1700
mans vest
russian 1888
mans suit 1760
womans dress 1897
Imperial robe 1850
manchu robe 1850
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The Russian Constructivists created garments created predominantly from geometric shapes. They felt that fabric that is woven into flat rectangles should not be cut and sewn into shapes alien to its origin. Zittel’s Personal Panel Uniforms (1995-98) pushed this principle to it’s most extreme conclusion by creating rectangular garments pinned and tied to fit.
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