Playing with the ideas.....
I finally have time to write a post.....ok so I'm a bit overdue for an entry but here I am...ready to write and uploading new pictures to my blog. First of all, I'm in love with fashion and architecture. There are a lot of similarities between fashion and architecture.
There are kind of broad connections where fashion and architecture are both addressing our basic human needs like, for example, shelter. Also, it is their mutual way to express identity. Moreover, both architects and designers use quite a similar process to design something.Talking about design process, i'm in love with draping technique and i kinda like good at it...hehehe
For me, draping is like architecture: the body is the armature, the internal structure, and the fabric, like skin, glides over this frame. Fabics falls and twists, form knots, bends and curves, like a river it ebbs and flows over the contours of the body.I know it may seem a bit abstract and that's the way it is!
"Fashion fulfils its fundamental function when worn by humans. Whether that function is to protect the body or to create a symbolic meaning, it displays its worth when met by a body. The action of choosing clothes and wearing them - the action of making style - is a kind of art as well as a sphere within design. I think that all individuals are a living form of artwork."
Furthermore, Fashion and architecture have always shared a reciprocal relationship based on common visual and intellectual principles. Both produce environments defined through spatial awareness and create structures based on volume, function, proportion and material.
Architecture is making its presence felt in fashion through the use of pliable metals, membrane structures, lightweight glasses and flexible plastics. At the same time, contemporary architects are borrowing the techniques of pleating and draping from traditional tailoring to design buildings that are interactive, inflatable, and even portable.
Comparisons of architectural gurus like Rem Koolhas, Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry with those of fashion designers including Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Commes des Garcon, Hussein Chalayan, Junya Watanabe and Issey Miyake reveal that the disciplines have much in common. Architects and fashion designers have been speaking the same language for a long time.;-P