Kazimir Malevich is an ukrainien painter born as a Russian citizen – Ukraine was, back then, part of the former USSR – in 1878. He is considered one of the first « abstract » artist from the 19th – 20th century. He was even at the origin of the suprematism movement. Malevich was an actif member of the « avant-garde » artistic group. Besides painting, he was as well a plastic artist, a designer, a theoretician and a sculpter, many identities and skills that make his work unique. He had his own conception of art and introduced a main concept : the « additional element », which is defined as an informative unit that is unknown by the support.
What do they have in common? They are both using innovative technics to create their « art ». Their two visions have an important impact in the field they used to work in. Their works are inimitable. In addition to that, they both have heterogeneous skills. This aspect is, to me, the most important. Indeed, they are able to mix those various types of knowledge to make a genuine creation. With this hybrid method, they put a lot of symbolic values in their respective works. We can see the Malevich effect throughout some Margiela’s collections, starting in 2012 (Collection Fall Couture).
Fashion: Martin Margiela, Spring 2014 Couture