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.
The past weekend saw the return of NASA’s well-loved wordmark, after nearly three decades of retirement – to celebrate, publishing outfit Standards Manual have launched a new book.
As the weather gets warmer and lockdown continues, it’s another month of digital events for the design community, from virtual V&A tours to pub sign crawls.
More details have been finalised for the “tapering” of the Government’s furlough scheme, and a further (final) payment has been scheduled for self-employed workers.
Design studio SomeOne has designed the visual identity for Ocean Saver, a cleaning product that uses dissolvable pods to avoid waste.