Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AW10 | Follow the Line

Theo van Doesburg Counter-Composition IV 1924
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Martina Austin Spetlova, Balenciaga

Stella McCartney, Gareth Pugh, Christian Cota
Mark Rothko Untitled 1969

It's the dawn of a new era for our linear friend. Moving away from the nautical theme, the stripe transformed itself on the runway appearing in many forms – from the broken line at Marc by Marc Jacobs to the traditional, bold, wide, horizontal stripe at Stella McCartney. In step with this fresh linear outlook, the Tate Modern hosts an exhibition on the work of Theo Van Doesburg, founder of the De Stijl movement.

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