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The brief history of the connection between clothing and shelter 6

Margiela’s work with deconstruction in fashion was very conceptual. He used part of vintage cloths and resembling them which resulted in cloths that seem completely new. Just what Frank Gehry did in Architecture in 1977/1994 in California. Frank Gehry remodelled his own residence in Santa Monica, started with conventional structure and used some new materials […]

The brief history of the connection between clothing and shelter 5

In an essay by Patricia Mears “Fraying the Edges; Fashion and Deconstruction.” Mears shows that deconstruction in Fashion is not as theoretically influenced as that of architecture. In the early collections of Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto deconstructed garments with frayed edges, exposed seams, and deliberate holes and cuts began to appear in high […]

The brief history of the connection between clothing and shelter 4

Over the last 25 years globalisation and information technology led to developments in both fields of Fashion and Architecture. In 1980s, Gianni Versace and Hermes both used the classical motifs-the Greek pretor key pattern. column capitals, or the acanthus leaf- in women ears and accessories contemporaneously with architecture embrace of postmodernism stylised neoclassical elements Cavin […]

André Courrèges, Lord of the Space Ladies (1923-2016)

“Where do his tennis dresses, his sailor dresses come from? Where did he find them? On the steps of Delphi. In the wardrobe of Electra. They are modern and they are antique,” wrote Violette Leduc in a piece entitled “Is Courrèges Wearable?” published on Vogue in 1965.  André Courrèges was an inspiration for many modern designers. He […]

The brief history of the connection between clothing and shelter 3

The work of Paul Poiret in Fashion industry has some Art Nouveau´s popular curvilinear shapes of the late nineteenth century. In this time the simplicity of form and fluid ornamentation was important. the shapes coming from nature were sources of inspiration. Later during the early to mid-twentieth century, both fashion and architecture moved toward a […]

The brief history of the connection between clothing and shelter 2

In 1850s, the prefabrication in building materials and steel construction made more open architecture and lighter spaces. The use of fewer structural elements in construction building. The Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton for the great exhibition of 1851 in London, had one the most open and expensive interior materials of its time. A very […]

The brief history of the connection between clothing and shelter 1

Cultural and economical conditions has always influences architecture and fashion. The connection between buildings and clothings goes back to the ice-age. In ancient Greece, the iconic tunic out of wool which was made from a single fabric wrapped over the body of women or men (called Chiton dress), were used both in clothing and Greek […]

Architecture and Fashion from early 80s

Both Fashion and Architecture contributed started to contribute to each other from early 80s. In fact in April 1981 two Japanese fashion designers, Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto presented their work in Paris. Their designs were asymmetric and oversized with intentional holes and unfinished edges that had a big contrast with those days elegantly tailored looks […]

Origami headpieces by Misassembled

MISASSEMBLED is wearable art built specifically for those who find expression in the infinite variety of geometric forms in the three dimensional world.  Referencing architecture, geometry, and crystal formations, each piece is a complex sculpture expressing a graceful elegance through sharp angles and precise lines. Created by Berlin-based American artist, Swain McCaughrin, MISASSEMBLED as an art concept was […]

Examples of TEXTILES we want to see more!

  Ionic Structure and Metallic Reaction is inspired by the exploration of chemistry studies, chemical reactions, elements, atoms and bonds. Geometric chemical structure is prominent within the designs. The reactions of elements and their explosive compositions are reflected through shape, manipulation and placement within the collection. Written from arts Thread   To shop the newest, […]

Can you call plastic a jewelry?

Laura Stefani, an artist from Padua who together with Eva Franceschini has been able to create precious fashionable jewels with plastic bottles. Laura Stefani, capable of reinventing materials of various kinds, creating trendy necklaces, rings, brooches and bracelets and her collaboration with Eva Franceschini, also an artist specialized in creating jewelry with a contemporary taste […]

Rubber Balloon Collection by Fredrik Tjaerandsen

Fredrik Tjærandsen graduated from Saint Martin university has recently presented giant balloons that deflate and become a dress. The idea for the “bubbles” (his nickname for the dresses) came to him early on in his studies at CMS. “I was inspired by my own early childhood memories. I wanted to recreate the fogginess and the ‘mist’ […]