Bauhaus inspiration for the autumn-winter collection

[On the cover: Thierry Rabotin FW20/21- mood Bauhaus]

Art and fashion make up a well-established duo that feed a continual process of osmosis between these two worlds that have so much in common. Art is a source of inspiration for many clothing and footwear brands that trace artistic movements and historical periods in their collections through their use of details, colours, and geometries.

Thierry Rabotin, for example, celebrated the centenary of the Bauhaus in the autumn-winter 20/21 collection, paying homage to Oskar Schlemmer and his Triadic Ballet through the colours used by his students in the design of the ballet.

The shoemaker’s choice led to a focusing in on leathers in orange, acid yellow, and metallic blue, from which ornamental circles and fringes embellished with Swarovski crystals were obtained for the shoes’ trimmings.

The constant desire to experiment with something innovative is what drives the creative team of the Parabiago-based company, which draws inspiration from the glorious 1920s of the Berlin Bauhaus for footwear with an androgynous style, a subject dear to the photographer Helmut Newton and the subject of a famous photo taken in the mid-seventies and which portrays Yves Saint Laurent’s tuxedo.