Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto provided the influence for the Spring Summer 2016 collection by Swiss trend property Akris, which consists of garments primarily based on his buildings and sunglasses that mimic his eyewear.
Fujimoto’s patterns, which includes his blue glass shopping centre in Miami and the latticed 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, have been reinterpreted as outfits for the brand’s newest collection.
Akris innovative director Albert Kriemler met the architect although he was functioning on the Université Paris-Saclay, right after getting launched by photographer Iwan Baan.
“I have been admiring Sou Fujimoto’s function and his special strategy to architecture for very some time,” explained Kriemler.
“There are architects whose vision is near to what trend actually is about – making a relation between the body and the setting that helps human beings to live comfortably,” he extra.
“Sou is an architect who understands that we have far more senses than just the eye.”
Presented at the Grand Palais for the duration of Paris Vogue Week, every of the 49 seems to be in the assortment is based on an architectural perform.
The outfits had been organised into small groups that represented particular projects, with some of the references a lot more direct than other people.
The show opened with a assortment of black and white garments peppered with various sized holes, based mostly on the gaps in the roof of Fujimoto’s proposed House of Hungarian Music.
Pictures of the tree-filled Residence N have been printed onto a shirt, trousers and a tunic manufactured from silk crêpe, as effectively as an organza parka. Dresses manufactured from strips of cork echoed the building’s wooden floors.
A replica of the home, which functions huge punctures in its white facades, was also built at the prime of the catwalk.
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A single set of garments was based on Fujimoto’s red-ink sketches, which had been recreated employing a tweed pattern, and drawings of his 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion were applied to a white tunic, T-shirt and bag.
The pavilion also influenced garments covered in a grid of shimmering square paillettes.
3 brilliant blue outfits mimicked the coloured glass fins of the Miami Layout District retail complicated completed earlier this 12 months.
A tree-inspired tower in Taiwan – currently on hold due to security worries – was interpreted as translucent cotton knitwear with emphasised vertical lines.
The architect’s other tasks turned into outfits as portion of the assortment included the Naoshima Pavilion and Setonomori Homes in Japan.
“In Sou’s perform, I recognise a desire to comprehend and develop volume, room and space, to intertwine nature and construction, to work with transparency and opaqueness that rings acquainted to me,” Kriemler explained.
Even the accessories were influenced by Fujimoto – his signature spectacles had been turned into mirrored sunglasses worn by all of the designs.
Other architects that have influenced a style assortment consist of Modernist Charlotte Perriand, whose existence and perform were referenced in a assortment by Louis Vuitton.