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Andrew Buckler Spring/Summer 2016

Andrew Buckler spring/summer collection inspired by the German modernists’ school, the Bauhaus, and the 1924 Olympics.

The Bauhaus embodies early twenties century modernism. It was a school for artists and designers that closed its doors forever during WWII but continues to be a defining factor within modern design aesthetics. As express by the schools last director, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: “Less is more.”

The clothing is influenced by the collegiate of the 1924 Olympics athletes Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, who represented the UK in the running competitions, where they won and returned victorious. The story of their struggles was revived in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire.

Both the Bauhaus and the 1924 Olympics represent ardent optimis and a belief in the future. The natural fiber of the day—lines and cottons colored by the Bauhaus palette of the time—creates a modern collection.

Have a look at the entire collection.

Photos & text Copyright Andrew Buckler.