The avant-garde endures in Weimar: fashion meets Bauhaus

Weimar has plenty of echoes of the Classicism literary movement founded here in the late 18th century, but as you stroll through the streets you’ll soon realise that the spirit of the Bauhaus is an abiding presence here, too. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in Weimar. European visionaries and artists like Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer and Wassily Kandinsky came together under this movement with the aim of revolutionising notions of everyday life and handicrafts with new creative ideas. Their distinctive use of colours like blue, yellow and red is echoed in many present-day designs. This colour scheme is also very much apparent in the avant-garde creations of Weimer-based fashion designer Anne Gorke, who is passionate about minimalism, symmetry and right angles. Born and bred in Weimar, the designer creates clothing that exudes a certain calmness, with their pared-back, uncomplicated lines. Her signature look is a kind of uniform that picks up on the intrinsic Bauhaus style, while eschewing specific trends.

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