If clothes with a ‘lived-in’ look are trendy on the street, it’s arguably more by circumstance than design. On the catwalk, however, garments billed as ‘wearable dwellings’ are very much in vogue, as Bradley Quinn’s latest book shows. The Fashion of Architecture, out now and published by Berg, traces the inspirational overlap between high fashion and cutting-edge architecture. Interviews with Hussein Chalayan, Shelly Fox, Zaha Hadid Architects and Rem Koolhaas, among others, examine how pliable metals, membrane structures, and lightweight plastics and glass borrowed from building design crop up in the creation of couture garments. Images in the book are by a selection of fashion photographers including David La Chapelle and John Akehurst.
A shrinking national economy is now a likely backdrop for the design industry – which despite having a proven track record for growth – has been neglected in this budget.
As the festive season gets into full swing, we take a look at retailers’ flagship stores in London to see how shop windows are being used to attract seasonal shoppers
Partner Marina Willer has created the branding, exhibition space and two films for the new show, which delves into the history of the Italian car brand.
The development is the first commercial project from the car brand’s Mini Living offshoot, and will include apartments, workspaces and services such as car-sharing.