Thursday 16 September 2010

NYFW architecture

photo by Iwan Baan from new york fashion week installation
[photo by Iwan Baan, from ArchitectMagazine]

Fashion/architecture love
goes to New York Fashion Week!

This is the first season that the shows take place at the Lincoln Center instead of Bryant Park and starchitects Diller, Scofidio + Renfro of Blur Building fame were selected to design the impressive entrance of the venue.

Braulio Agnese reports for ArchitectMagazine:
[...] The 50-foot-high volume—fabric wrapped about a structural support system—seems to hang in midair, touching the ground at a single, small point. What makes it striking, especially on first glance, is the print on the fabric, which mirrors the color and texture of Lincoln Center's ubiquitous travertine cladding, giving the volume the illusion of solidity even as it floats a few feet off the ground. "We wanted to create an appropriate interface between the cultural campus and fashion, something that respected the design language of the buildings while giving fashion a public face,” said Elizabeth Diller. [...]
Head over to ArchitectMagazine to read the whole article and see the rest of the amazing pictures by Iwan Baan.

Oh, and sadly the installation will come down after the last shows have wrapped up, today. Boo.

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