As beauty, fashion, and design enthusiasts we often notice dialogue between building façades (skins), and what we see swaying the runway. The parallels between the practice of fashion and architecture has in the past been seen in the works of popular fashion designers like Viktor and Rolf, Hussein Chalayan, and the collaborations between Zaha Hadid and Chanel. Ironically, this year Viktor + Rolf and Hussein Chalayan stepped back from producing extreme fashions or those that mimic architectural structure – well, for many seasons now.
So where can we pick up on continuing this conversation with fashion and architectural skins this season? We caught it with a few of the fabricated python pieces by Roberto Cavalli and the Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects that has won serveral design awards over the past couple of weeks. Compare the two and tells us what you think.