Monday, September 24, 2012

"Fashion is Architecture"

Lines of Fashion and Architecture
image from UK Fashion Hub

Coco Chanel said, "Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportion." Although there are stark differences between fashion and architecture, they share many similarities. In their greatest forms, they are both art, capitalizing on our evolutionary affinity for specific proportions (think golden ratio); they are three dimensional; they require familiarity with and skilled manipulation of materials; they are the concrete manifestation of outrageous creativity; and they are restricted by the constraints of functionality. Occasionally, the typically divergent arenas of fashion and architecture cross paths. The next several posts on SugarSpiceStyle will highlight the juxtaposition of fashion or jewelry with architecture or home ware. 

This video introduces famed fashion designer Jason Wu's crossover collaboration with Brizo, a premium faucet brand. Last year, Brizo was awarded the WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year by the EPA for promoting advancements in water efficiency. Brizo is also the first national sponsor of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Dream Home Giveaway. Enjoy Wu's unique perspective of fashion and design, and savor the glimpses of his haute couture intermixed with previews of the collaborative product.    

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