What is Minimalism ? | Style

We often hear the word “minimalism” in art, fashion, architecture, and so on, but what is minimalism ? What does it mean in style ?

By Wikipedia’s definition : In the visual arts and music, minimalism is a style that uses pared-down design elements.

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, (Web: The Minimalists ),  lifestyle- minimalism is : a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom…

Minimalism in different fields

By Harry Lieber
By Harry Lieber
Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian

House | minimalism minimalism

Minimalism in Fashion ? 

Minimalism is a contemporary art movement that developed in America in the 1960s. A part of it is influenced by German-American Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his maxim ” Less is more.”
less is more , mies van der rohe

In the 1980s, this term entered the fashion vocabulary to describe certain design styles : simple design, neutral palette, and classics shapes. Brands like Costume National, Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, A.P.C., Adeline Andre, and Prada introduced collection of this style. In the 1990s, more and more designers reinforced minimalism to the consumers and it became a trend.

Calvin Klein, 1995
Calvin Klein, 1995
Jil Sander: Left 1996 | Right: 2009
Jil Sander: Left 1996 | Right: 2009
Left : Prada 1996 | Right Jil Sander : 1996
Left : Prada 1996 | Right Jil Sander : 1996
By W magazine | From left: Céline top, skirt, and clutch. Céline coat, necklaces, clutch, and boots. Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful.
By W magazine | From left: Céline top, skirt, and clutch. Céline coat, necklaces, clutch, and boots. Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful.
Jason Wu 2015
Jason Wu 2015

I hope this post help a little bit on understanding what is minimalism.  If so, please share with your friends!

Do you call yourself a minimalist ? Do you like the style? Please let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading ! ~ Nancy

4 thoughts on “What is Minimalism ? | Style

  1. […] LookBook.nu has always been a place for me to find inspirations. With me building a white themed minimal Instagram profile, designing a new simple and bright work space , you know that I have an obsession with the minimal lifestyle. Today I want to share with you some of my favorite LookBookers who are the masters of minimalism.  After you see their looks, you will truly believe that “Less is More”. […]

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