Let me avoid being pretentious: I’ve never kept up with Fashion Week in any location, it is only thanks to my recent obsession with fashion blogs [since September] that I was even aware of any of these. I can’t possibly post without informing myself a bit, so I like to research things that catch my eye, which is how I came to love Vena Cava, but that’s a story for a different day.
I saw a post over at MADISON thing that included images of this collection, and I was totally intrigued. I love how at very first glance, some pieces seem a bit chaotic, but looking deeper into the collection reveals an overarching system of symmetry and beautifully executed structure:
The feigned “carelessness” is something I am struggling with at this moment, as the building I’m designing for this semester has resulted in some odd angles that I cannot even think of a support system for. Here, it was a synthesis of shape (how the panels were cut), material (neoprene-backed leather), and attachment (ending near the neck as opposed to, say, the shoulder). The balance that allows it to stand like that couldn’t happen if one of those three factors were different, and it’s that sort of definition I need to achieve. I’ve never really looked outside the realm of architecture for inspiration, but this provides me with a more conceptual directive rather than concrete examples of how to hang a façade. Honestly, the structure of a building and the façade exercise a relationship much like the model and a garment; it is how the outside articulates the inside that makes it dynamic.
image courtesy of: Style.com // photograph by: Marcio Madeira FirstView.com