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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]