Soviet Design Fabrics From the 1920s & 30s

The Soviet designs below come from an era of Russian history that was at a junction between its Tsarist past and Communist future. The Revolution had been fought and won and a new Russia was emerging.

In the images you’ll see nods to classical Russian design, the use of lush colours and an influence of Oriental imagery run throughout. Sitting among the CCCP acronym and the Communist Star, you’ll also see the hoped for modernisation of the country and the industrialisation of workers. These designs were soon replaced with more streamlined Communist messaging but this era of Soviet design still stands as a monument to a new nation that had dreams of creating a paradise for themselves.