Shift dresses during the Mod era were great bases for showcasing prints. A far cry from fifties florals, geometrics, primary shapes and abstract art were used as inspiration.
Famously, Yves Saint Laurent applied Mondrian’s composition paintings to this simple shape. The designed allowed him to hide all of the seaming in the panels.
As you can see below, it’s still influential today.
On display at the Fashion & Textile museum, some pieces which took influence from this trend.