Less Is Bore: The Modernism Movement

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Less is Bore
Modernism movement had transformed with the clear ambition of improving people’s lives, however, it was in direct conflict with the spirit of 70s. For example, modernist architects aimed to find the perfect building that could serve any person, any function, and in any location. The clean lines on architecture of modernism was basically directed to be a perfectly engineered blank canvas for life. The people of the 70s, however, viewed modernist architecture as an oppressive, one-size-fits-all solution to the richly varied complexities of life. Furthermore, characteristics of modernist (rejecting historicism and ornamentation) have pushed both designers and architect to create building and design with the exact opposite characteristics
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Punk was much like young people’s reaction against older generations who considered as oppressive and outdated, also was a product of the newly recognized and influential youth culture. Vivienne was the seamstress in the sex shop partnership with McLaren and made manifest their combined punk vision through her creations.
Punk was an early manifestation of deconstructionist fashion, which is important component of late twentieth-century postmodern style. Other elements that have recently been associated with the postmodern mode include clothing and imagery that appear dirty, ripped, scarred, shocking, cruel, traumatized or sick—all of these were qualities actively sought by Vivienne Westwood and the punks of the 1970s. Punk was both result and a victim of late capitalism, it also has become the standard look for contemporary youth. Like postmodern artist who work with preexisting stuffs, punk often make patches out of old clothing, selectively combining the unalike pieces of fabric in idiosyncratic ways. This technique is called as bricolage, which the work is a combination from diverse range of available
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Vivienne began to grasp historical costumes throughout in order to understand how they were made. The result was more complex designs, which she began to display in the mid-eighties at Paris Fashion Week. She continued down this method of historical research with Mini-Crini, skirt inspired by the Victorian crinoline, but cheekily shortened and modernized. If Modernism rejects historicism, postmodernism revive old style and remix them. They use bright colors and interesting shapes just for the sake of being interesting. Postmodernism rejects the strict rules set by the early modernists and seeks meaning and expression in the use of clothing techniques, shapes and stylistic references. This also can represent the idea of one postmodernism’s characteristic, which is pastiche, a technique that fuses a variety of styles to create a new

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