The ‘Lived-in’ look

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.

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