FW86 Jean Paul Gaultier Russian Constructivism Sweater
Size 48 (fits most)
From the Russian Constructivism collection of Gaultier. The constructivism movement of art started in Russia in 1913. The Art was very structural and blocky and can be recognized as sharing similarities to Bauhaus and De Stijl art forms which featured a lot of minimalistic shapes like rectangles, circles and triangles being structurally arranged to be striking. This all started with this early Russian movement of “constructing” an artistic image of shapes. The collection focused on blocking, silhouettes, and shapes in general. Seen in this sweater there is an ribbed texture to the whole piece that expands like an accordion almost. The Russian lettering, reading Gaultier’s name in Cyrillic symbols, is encased in a larger rectangular block, with sectioned off large ribbed ridges with a large blocked arrow moving down from it, creating a simple, neat structure of combined geometric shapes.