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10 Aug

Why Does Architecture Have Influence On Fashion — And Can It Go The Other Way?

The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 runway show in Niteroi, Brazil. Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images

We explore the parallels between the two creative fields.

What do Tom Ford, Raf Simons, Pierre Balmain, Pierre Cardin and Gianni Versace all have in common? Before kickstarting a flourishing career in fashion, each of these individuals enrolled to study architecture or industrial design. Fernando Garcia, one-half of the creative director duo behind Monse and Oscar de la Renta, is among that list of designers. He graduated with an architecture degree from Notre Dame — though he vividly remembers secretly reading Harper's Bazaar or Vogue during lectures in college. (Sorry, Professor Economakis.) "There's a great sense of satisfaction for me when I'm able to see my designs come to life in a matter of a week or two," Garcia tells Fashionista when asked about making the switch to...
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15 May

Six Things To Note From The Louis Vuitton Resort Show

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Paying Tribute To Yamamoto
 

In Louis Vuitton's 2018 cruise collection artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière paid tribute to emblematic Japanese designer and artist Kansai Yamamoto, famous for having made an extensive number of David Bowie's costumes but also for the being the first Japanese designer to show in Paris and for reinventing the kimono in avant-garde form for a modern audience. Yamamoto especially created icons and symbols to decorate new accessories and leather goods.

 

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The Setting Was Everything
 

Three-quarters of the Miho Museum, where the resort extravaganza was staged, is underground and was designed by I. M. Pei, the same architect who conceived the Louvre's Grand Pyramid in Paris.

 

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