The Importance of Creativity and Innovation in Clothing

The Importance of Creativity and Innovation in Clothing

Clothing is an ancient and practical art. Since the beginning of human social activities, the first garments created were endowed with aesthetic, practical and some kind of symbolic meaning.


During the budding period of mankind, clothing was composed of materials such as animal fur, bones and branches to satisfy the early human pursuit of beauty. However, with the development of productivity and lifestyle changes, people's pursuit of spiritual meaning is also gradually changing, but this change is slow and gradual, when human society appears to focus on the embodiment and expression of such needs, it becomes an era of art trend, this trend will influence contemporaries and have a different depth of influence on the development of subsequent art.


For clothing, innovation is the only way to keep up with the times and create works that people love and meet their spiritual needs.


  1. Art is an active creation of the human brain according to reality

Art is the reflection of the human brain to reality and the active creativity of the human brain. Any artwork finds its basis in reality. New art is a degree of innovation and development in relation to old historical trends, and innovation is the source of the continuation of the life of old things. On the basis of the original, the new thing absorbs the reasonable parts of the old thing and blends them with the new thing's knowledge and understanding of its own specific characteristics of the times, thus forming a new thing. It is a process for new things to be recognized and accepted by people. Art is a concentrated reflection of reality in the human brain, and is also driven by the creativity and dynamism of the human brain. It is for this reason that some of the more outstanding works in history were often not accepted and recognized by their contemporaries, or even received with indifference and disbelief. True art needs society to provide the right soil and environment for its growth.


  1. Fashion design is the reflection of a certain art trend in the clothing

Artistic trend is at a certain height from the design concept and expression of each specific art field of guidance. Fifteenth century B.C. to about seventeenth century. With the emergence of capitalism and unprecedented cultural prosperity, humanistic thinking emerged in Western society under the banner of reviving the culture of ancient Greece and Rome, declaring that man is the center of all things, opposing religious asceticism and advocating the pursuit of earthly pleasures, and this thinking brought great changes to clothing. Clothing from the medieval ascetic expression of the human body shape beauty and the direction of curve beauty. Women's clothing focus on the lines of the human body, emphasizing the thin waist and plump hips, the use of excessive padding, cutouts, Ralph collar and other decorative details, the female body into a shell hidden in the framework of clothing and flashy and elaborate attire. This extreme exaggerated modeling and rich decorative details brought endless inspiration and imagination to the design. Through modern fashion, it is not difficult to find the penetrating effect of Renaissance women's clothing on modern women's clothing design.


  1. The historical inheritance of clothing

Art is a complete development system, the art of a period is bound to have inherited relationship with the art of a previous art period, and there is bound to be a certain connection between the art of a period and the art after it, and its own reasonable part will certainly give the later art the direction of development and the part to learn from. 1715, the Rococo style began to prevail. Rococo culture was a pursuit of personal pleasure, and at this time the fabric of clothing was prevalent with botanical motifs, double pagoda sleeves, and corsets with petticoats inside. By 1760, the double pagoda sleeves had evolved into double ruffled pagoda sleeves, a corset, and zinc white lace, and in 1789 the French Revolution broke out. The ornate decorative style of the Rococo era changed to a simple, naturalistic neoclassicism. The change of clothing from Rococo to neoclassicism is the change of social background environment, but this change is not a complete change, are in the inheritance of the development.


  1. Clothing innovation should adhere to the principle of "abandonment"

Clothing is a practical art of inheritance and innovation. Medieval Byzantine style clothing inheritance and carry forward the ancient Greek and Roman civilization and artistic style, at the same time there is a soft oriental exquisite and gorgeous embroidery patterns, clothing styles are divided into: large cloak style, collage style, embroidery style. The corset is a very common garment in clothing. Early Greco-Roman period corset is flat, women with linen, wool or leather made to carry out the body bondage protection, to the European Middle Ages corset changed into the texture after the undershirt, but the basic roughly the same.

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