Art deco is an influential visual arts design style, which first appeared in France during the 1920s and later grew dramatically during the 1930s and 1940s, which was the post-world war II era. Art deco is an eclectic style, which combines different shapes and sizes using traditional craft motifs using imagery and materials and often incorporated bright and rich colours and bold geometric shapes.
Art deco emerged from the interwar period when industrialisation was having a massive impact on the culture. One of the main attributes was the sudden involvement with technology and how it progresses and continues to be used for mass production, lowering costs and efficiency. Art deco is different to art nouveau as it includes geometric shapes whereas art nouveau is organic flowers, which is how they differentiate from each other.
In the well-known and popular world of art, fashion was being highly influenced by the art movements such as surrealism. After World War I, art was seen as a slow transition and was influenced by art nouveau even though they are very different and have different influences. The decoration consisted of more then one geometric shape and tended to be smooth and sometimes slightly textured. Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the first and famous Italian designers of the 1920s who was heavily influenced by the art deco movement and combining it within her designs.
Art deco was a very popular type of art within the 1920s and influences many different artists and designers to create their work to show the different and known influences and how they can change the fashion and art world. The patterns and textures were used on clothing such as camisoles, skirts, trousers, bloomers, chemises etc. it also influenced architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic arts and cinema.