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Colors, curves and patterns

As Coco Chanel famously said “fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” And she was right once more, besides being ahead of her era.

Although, architecture and fashion share a common purpose – to create a shelter for the human body in different scale though – aesthetics is the common factor that features the dynamic of novel approaches to fashion and architecture’s emerging practices. Curves, angles, patterns and colors found in buildings are used as a food for thought by designers and lead to impressive and futuristic clothes, shoes and jewelry. Most of these techniques are applied in volume or facade, or in both. Attributes’ examples featuring the meeting point of fashion and architecture follow.




Coloring the curves

Architecture: Design Museum in Holon, Israel, designed by Ron Arad Architects

Fashion: Comme des Garcons Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Flying patterns

Architecture: Satolas TGV train station in Lyon, France, designed by Santiago Calatrava

Fashion: Studio Drift and Iris Van Herpen Fall 2018 ‘Syntopia’ collection

Leaning curves

Architecture: Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi, UAE, designed by RMJM

Fashion: Toni Maticevski FW2018


Shapes and colors

Architecture: Asahi Beer Hall in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Philippe Starck

Fashion: via Pinterest

Coloring Bauhaus

Architecture: Shroder House in Uthrecht, Netherlands, designed by Gerrit Rietveld in the 1920s

Fashion: Celine SS14 collection

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