Friday, August 08, 2008

Constructivism: the ism that keeps on givin'
In the west, a few designers have sought to exploit Constructivism for more than just its easily imitated style. For them, there is genuine affection for a look associated so closely with political ideal­ism. Their hope is that through a kind of ideo­logical osmosis their work communicates their belief in a cause. “It doesn’t hurt that there was a political component to the movement,” observes New York designer Alex Isley. “People believed in something that was radical in its day. That’s seductive.”