When it comes to modern dressmaking, there’s a difference between modern and classic
A new report from Forbes reveals that while many traditional dressmakers still churn out the same traditional designs, they’re no longer the same as they once were.
The report reveals that as fashion has become more digital and social, the fashion industry has become even more creative with the latest trends in modern design and the latest designs that have become trendy.
“Modernism is defined by a combination of modernism and modernity.
It is defined as a style or style of dress or outfit that is modern, modern in terms of its design and functionality, and that is intended to reflect the times,” said the Forbes report, titled “The Future of Modernism.”
The article reveals that modern dress design is not limited to the traditional styles of traditional dressmaking.
“Modernist dressmakers like Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg, the designers behind the Dolce & Gabbana collections, are not only modernists, they are modern in their own way,” the report states.
While the designers of these pieces are not considered traditional, they still have their roots in traditional dress making, with many of the modernist designers taking cues from the works of French designer Jean-Michel Basquiat.
This is where it gets interesting.
“It’s not only about the fabrics and the way they are made,” said Diane Von Furstenburg, “it’s about the way we make them.
It’s not about how the material is used, it’s about how we make the fabrics.””
I feel that if you’re trying to get something that is really beautiful and it has a quality that is not inauthentic, then it has to be a modern design,” Von Fursts said.
While modern designers like Jacobs and Basqui are considered classic, these designers still have a lot to learn from the work of these other modernist and contemporary designers like Diane Vonfurst.
“I think that a lot of it is about how to approach the fabrics,” said Von Fursted, “how to be innovative in the process of design, how to create something that really brings to life the fabric.”
While modern dress is still predominantly a modern trend, it is changing to a lot more contemporary styles.
This is especially evident in the industry of fashion, with the rise of online trends and fashion brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Dolce&gabbana, as well as the rise in social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, which allow fans to follow the likes and reactions of designers and designers of their choice.
“You see people like Chanels, and Chanel designers like Dolce, and brands like Gucci that are all taking a little bit of the contemporary design to a whole new level,” said Michelle O’Connor, chief fashion analyst at FORBES.
But what about the old fashioned, classic styles?
“I know that there are a lot [of classic styles] that I feel are very important and that I look at as part of my identity, but I also feel like there’s also a lot that is very important in the modern world,” said Laura Guggenheim, a fashion designer and longtime fashion industry consultant.
“In the past, if you wanted to be in the fashion world, you needed to be very well educated and very sophisticated in terms that you were going to be able to pull off a certain style.
Now, it just requires a little more sophistication.”
While some of the most successful designers of the past were also the most traditional, Gugginheim feels that today’s designers are trying to keep it modern and modern in a more modern way.
“For a lot, I feel like it’s the same thing, but in a way that’s really different,” she said.
The same can be said for the trends of fashion designer Domenico Dolce.
While many of his designs are classic, the modernism is often more of a fashion statement than a statement of style.
“Dolce & Gugge is a classicist and I love the style,” said Gugganheim.
“But in a lot a lot fashion, Dolce does really well with the modernists.”
As for traditional dress, there are still some classic dressmakers.
“A lot of my favorite people are the ones who are really into classic dress,” said David Orosco, who is known for his work with designer Yves Saint Laurent.
“If I have to choose a favorite, it would have to be Marc Jacobs, because he is one of the ones I love.
It would have been Dolce if I was able to choose just one designer.”