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 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 […]

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 […]