Concealment in fashion
Moholy‑Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest
Department of Fashion and Textile
Prof. Droppa Judit
In dressmaking, concealing and revealing often express the art of seduction. Although in 20th century Western culture the dress has increasingly revealed the female body, in the culture of the Orient the body is still concealed under fabric. The designer of this collection of dresses plays a kind of game, drawing from both cultures she plays with fabric and composition, focusing primarily on the face. Sometimes she conceals the woman’s shape under “strong” forms, at other times she uses the fabric to emphasize the natural beauty of the body. She combines different kinds of fabrics to give the clothing a new quality. Using a limited palette – mainly black, gray, and white – she exposes the structure of the fabrics and the characteristic attributes of formal collections.