Fashion

NYFW Men’s SS ’16: David Hart, Bold and Bauhaus

Fashion

NYFW Men’s SS ’16: David Hart, Bold and Bauhaus

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The German Bauhaus movement informed many radical shifts in early 20th century design, from an essential relationship between color and shape to the wrapping, angular nature of its iconic typography. Maryland-born designer David Hart allowed this bold period to shape the backbone for his SS ’16 presentation—a series of small tableaus in Meatpacking’s Industria Superstudios, boasting mostly primary colors with a few soft pastels dotted throughout.

Graphic, modernist prints were splashed across airy shirts, recalling vintage textiles created by Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl; single-breasted tailored suits were slim, while Hart’s double-breasted look was fashioned to fit boxy in attempt to appear more intimidating; models were styled with slick hair, beachy necklaces and two-toned sunglasses, further strengthening Hart’s vision for a more amiable inter-war Germany.

Gunta Stölzl

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Anni Albers

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