non-peer-reviewed; My main interest i s fashion. It always has been. When thinking
of how I could begin a thesis in archi tecture I started
cutting, folding and pleating a piece of paper as if it were
material. Where better to begin than physically changing
the state of an obsolete object? It then struck me, fundamentally
archi tecture and fashion are the same. We wear
clothes to cover our bodies and to stay warm. From the
beginning of time animal hides were used for clothing and
for their housing just at different scales. The clothing(hide)
covers the body and the tent houses the person. One might
have to wear certain types of clothing for professional or
cultural reasons. Or we may choose a certain way to dress
to form our identity. There are various reasons as to why we
choose how we dress ourselves, but in most cases it comes
down to aesthetics. Today there is certainly no lack of diversity
within the clothing empi re with new garments in
store every week. Thus Fast fashion is created, surrounded
with all i ts ethical problems. Unfortunately their problems
not imprinted on the label.
I then began to think about the simi larities between
the two disciplines(archi tecture and fashion) but also
the differences. What can each adopt from one another?
The idea of immediacy and obsolescence within the fashion
world is something which rarely...