In 1919 Walter Gropius founded, in Germany, a design school called Bauhaus. He has the goal of giving to women the same opportunities as man in artistic field. Until that moment the role of women was subordinated to men.
Actually, even within the school, only a few women managed to occupy prestigio
us roles because most of them were directed towards embroidery and weaving. Gertrude Arndt, the first inspiration for my collection, was a student of the Bauhaus who became famous for her series of photographs called "masked portraits". She didn't have a photographic studio so she set up a darkroom in her house bathroom.
Women were united by the desire to attain equal opportunity with men whilst remaining linked to their feminity and continuing to pursue their dreams during one of the worst times in history.