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Fashion of Architecture
This paper discusses the intersection of architecture and fashion in the global environment.
# 92901 | 9,227 words | 24 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2007 in Architecture (Theory) , Art (Other Mediums) , Sociology (General)

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In this article the writer takes a look at the similarities that exist in architectural design and fashion design in today's highly technologically advanced and globalized society. The writer points out that fashion and architectural design have passed through many phases as design technology has furthered the possibilities in design. The writer notes that it is now acknowledged among experts in the field, that architectural and fashion design intersect quite often in today's environment of designing products that are both attractive and that will serve the owner well. This study is of a qualitative nature and collects data in the form of information in these two design fields and then conducts what is an interpretive analysis of the information garnered from this study.

Table of Contents:
Chapter One
Research Design
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Definition of Terms
Chapter Two
The Connection between Fashion and Architecture
Historical Trends in Fashion & Architecture
Impacts of Globalization & Technology on Design
Chapter Three
Discussion of Major Trends & Analysis
Data Collection - A Survey of Modern Designs, Designers, Photos, & Theory
Data Analysis - Criteria: Function versus Image-Statement
An Exploration of a Couple of Modern Japanese Fashion Designers' Work
An Exploration of Hussein Chalayan's Work
Chapter Four
Importance Of Materials
New Technologies -Quest For New Textiles
How Techno-Textiles Have Increased The Possibilities Of Both Architecture And Fashion
How Do They Work In Practice?
Chapter Five
Is the Interaction Between Fashion And Architecture A Positive Outcome Of Our Modern Life?
Where Do We Go From Here? What Will The Future Of Fashion And Architectural Design Look Like?
Recommendations For Future Research

From the Paper:

"Today's architectural design and fashion design work have penetrated each others space. Fabrics are used in fashion design to create texture, color and to bring the design elements together into a whole. Architectural design uses the materials for building in much the same way and for the same purpose as each material, whether in fashion or architectural design creates a different effect on the same design. This research views the clothing of an individual making to shelter and provides a definition of our personal space such as do architectural structures although on a much larger scale. Fashion in clothing has allowed express in society for many millions of years. Generally it is those who have attained status within their cultural grouping that have the power to become trend-setters. Furthermore, color is greatly used as a matter of personal choice. Fashions vary greatly dependent upon age, social class, generation, occupation and geography. Fashion evolves constantly particularly in a capitalist society."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boudicca Vs Adjaye - What Happens When Fashion & Architecture Meet (2005) The Architecture Foundation - June 1, 2005 Fashion and Textile Museum. Online available at:
  • Braddock. Sarah E. & O'Mahony, Marie (1997) Techo Textiles New York, N. Y. : Thames and Hudson, dist. By W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., October 1997.--192 p.: ill.-- ISBN 0-500-23740-9
  • Castle, Helen (2001) Fashion + Architecture - Wiley Publishers, March 2001. Abstract. ISBN: 0-471-49627-8
  • Center for Architecture (2006) AIA New York Chapter Online available at:
  • Fabric Architecture (2006) TricoShade. Online available at: ttp://

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