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FUSION: Fashion + Architecture Transient

Abstract

Our team was interested in blending the disciplines of architecture and fashion through the development of multi-purpose design objects. We decided to apply ideas of duality and multi-functionality to traditional apparel and accessories so they can be used while kept in storage. Garments amalgamate around a vanity set to assist in getting ready and augment the function of the vanity itself. The vanity consists of a surface and seat designed to store the items in such a way that they create a comfortable position for applying makeup, doing hair, etc. When the user is finished with these items, she removes them from the vanity and wears them as garments and accessories—provocatively transforming architecture into fashion and vice versa. We used Corian solid surface material to fabricate the main structure of the table, and we designed acrylic sheets to ‘drape’ over the Corian elements in order to provide comfortable seating and working surfaces. Acrylic was formed by hand with a heat gun to create the look of a naturally falling garment. We chose Ultrasuede as the foundation fabric for the garments and accented it with organza and a reflective window film. These designs feature extremely tailored silhouettes complemented by large, voluminous pieces that serve a dual purpose during storage. In the end, this project successfully transforms—and creatively fuses—the design disciplines of fashion and architecture.

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Our team was interested in blending the disciplines of architecture and fashion through the development of multi-purpose design objects. We decided to apply ideas of duality and multi-functionality to traditional apparel and accessories so they can be used while kept in storage. Garments amalgamate around a vanity set to assist in getting ready and augment the function of the vanity itself. The vanity consists of a surface and seat designed to store the items in such a way that they create a comfortable position for applying makeup, doing hair, etc. When the user is finished with these items, she removes them from the vanity and wears them as garments and accessories—provocatively transforming architecture into fashion and vice versa.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Mrs. Betsy Carr

Mentor #2 Information

Mr. Jon Yoder

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Video

Start Date

15-3-2016 12:00 AM

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Fashion Design

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FUSION: Fashion + Architecture Transient

Our team was interested in blending the disciplines of architecture and fashion through the development of multi-purpose design objects. We decided to apply ideas of duality and multi-functionality to traditional apparel and accessories so they can be used while kept in storage. Garments amalgamate around a vanity set to assist in getting ready and augment the function of the vanity itself. The vanity consists of a surface and seat designed to store the items in such a way that they create a comfortable position for applying makeup, doing hair, etc. When the user is finished with these items, she removes them from the vanity and wears them as garments and accessories—provocatively transforming architecture into fashion and vice versa. We used Corian solid surface material to fabricate the main structure of the table, and we designed acrylic sheets to ‘drape’ over the Corian elements in order to provide comfortable seating and working surfaces. Acrylic was formed by hand with a heat gun to create the look of a naturally falling garment. We chose Ultrasuede as the foundation fabric for the garments and accented it with organza and a reflective window film. These designs feature extremely tailored silhouettes complemented by large, voluminous pieces that serve a dual purpose during storage. In the end, this project successfully transforms—and creatively fuses—the design disciplines of fashion and architecture.