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Masking & revealing, pleats and patterns

Masking & revealing, pleats and patterns.

Fashion and architecture usually share techniques such as pleats or patterns that are obviously correlated. Their relation goes to another level when both of them use techniques in unexpected ways. Masking and revealing is a game that fashion and architecture  play ‘out of the box’ such as the Curtain Wall House in Tokyo designed by Shigeru Ban. In this pioneer design, curtains which have replaced the walls give an airy and light character to the building. On the other hand, the classic design of a jumpsuit has been trasformed by Dion Lee in a dress- jumpsuit by adding almost a ‘curtain’ over it. Floating structures are another exceptional case when they are turned into buildings or clothes respectively. The Tea House in Frankfurt designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates is like a ‘bubble’ in the park while the SS18 collection by Thombrowneny makes us to want to fly.




Masking & Revealing in skin

Architecture: Curtain Wall House in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Shigeru Ban

Fashion: @tuulavintage wearing Dion Lee jumpsuit

Pattern in skin

Architecture: Tod’s Omotesanto Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Toyo Ito & Associates

Fashion: Inside – Out 2 way Dress _Yoshiki Hishinuma SS 2004

Pleats in skin

Architecture: Bodegas Ysios Winery in Spain designed by Santiago Calatrava

Fashion: Dion Lee Spring 2018


Pattern in skin

Architecture: Surry Hills Building in New South Wales, Australia, via @amateurarchphotographer

Fashion: Zeus+Dion SS18

Inflated form in volume

Architecture: Tea House in Frankfurt, Germany, designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Fashion: Thom Browne SS18

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