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This Line Fuses 1890s Fashion with Modern Female Cyclists

 - Jul 7, 2017
References: blogs.arts.ac.uk & dezeen
After graduating from Central Saint Martins, designer Johanna-Maria Parv created a liberating feminist clothing line which explores the role clothing plays in restricting women in society.

The designer studied how clothing, specifically from the 1890s and 1940s, limited a woman's movement and subsequently, her role in society. Based on these discoveries, the artist made the respected garment alterations necessary to enhance mobility. Inspired by female cyclists, this clothing line features helmets with giant lips, jackets with industrial built-in purse holders, oversized gloves and pants with holes for bike seats. These modified garments stand as a symbol for "women in action" and explore the social role clothing plays.

The clothing line is entirely hand-made using wool combined with leather in a palette that ranges from subtle browns to vibrant reds.