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 which showed by the majority of the designers.

Courtesy of the photo: Interview magazine

In 1982, Susan Sidlauskas organised an exhibition for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hayden Gallery (now List Visual Art Centre) which was called “Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design,”which examined the work of eight fashion designers from Architecture point of view. It was the first public presentation to analyse the architectural aspect of clothing design and make a connection between the two fields.

Courtesy of the photo: Skin and bones
Courtesy of the photo: Interview magazine
Courtesy of the photo: Interview magazine
Courtesy of the photo: Interview magazine

To be continued in the next blog…