far from home...
Here the structural design of the gray building behind the model works as the perfect foil to the knife pleats on her black Boudicca skirt.
A close up of the curving profile of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, designed by the architect Frank Gehry. This image is used in the exhibit to express how Gehry's fluid sketches and sculptural paper models transform into lyrical and complex forms.
The usual fashion suspects - primarily Japanese and Belgian designers - are chosen to link the fashion and architectural themes. Here the designer Yohji Yamamoto's large floating dress is topped with a hat of equally large proportions. Support beams, in the form of bamboo poles, were used to keep it balanced on the model's head during the runway presentation.
The exhibition is a thought-provoking study in which fashion is seen through an architect's eye. These "pleated" origami-like folds on the interior ceiling of the Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan were conceived by the design group Foreign Office Architects.
The idea of designers and architects working together is nothing new. Here the parallel arts cross paths in designer Hussein Chalayan's wood skirt that transforms into a coffee table.
Andy Stagg, courtesy Thomas Heatherwick Studio
Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the East Beach Cafe sits right on the beach in Littlehampton, England. This image is part of the "Skin + Bones" exhibit and shows the building rising from the ground like a piece of weather-worn driftwood washed up on the shore.
An exterior photo of the Birmingham, England Selfridges Department store, created from anodized aluminium disks by Future Systems. Its metal mesh look has a futuristic feel that is suggestive of clothing worn on the runways of top fashion designers.
And I am nothing of a builder, but here I dreamt I was an architect
And I built this balustrade to keep you home, to keep you safe from the outside world
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