Skin + Bones

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Yesterday I went to the “Skin + Bones: parallel practices in fashion and architecture” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, California. For more information about the exhibit see below.

The photo is Shigeru Ban’s Curtain Wall House by Shigeru Ban Architects in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan 1995. Photo © Hiroyuki Hirai.

This exhibition explores the common visual and intellectual principles that underlie both fashion and architecture. Both disciplines start with the human body and expand on ideas of space and movement, serving as outward expressions of personal, political, and cultural identity. Architects and fashion designers produce environments defined through spatial awareness—the structures they create are based on volume, function, proportion, and material. Presenting the work of international fashion designers and architects, the exhibition examines themes such as shelter, identity, tectonic strategies, creative process, and parallel stylistic tendencies including deconstruction and minimalism.

Herzog & de Meuron – Prada Aoyama Tokyo
Project 2000-01, realization 2001-2003
Photo © 2003 Todd Eberle

Architects and Designers in the Exhibition:
Shigeru Ban, Hussein Chalayan, Preston Scott Cohen, Comme des Garçons, Neil M. Denari Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Winka Dubbeldam / Archi-Tectonics, Eisenman Architects, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT, Foreign Office Architects, Future Systems, Frank Gehry, Tess Giberson, Zaha Hadid Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Toyo Ito, Greg Lynn FORM, Jakob + MacFarlane, Elena Manferdini, Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Miyake Issey, Morphosis, Narciso Rodriguez, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Jean Nouvel, Office dA, OMA / Rem Koolhaas, Ralph Rucci, Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Nanni Strada, Yeohlee Teng, Testa & Weiser, Olivier Theyskens for Rochas, Isabel Toledo, Bernard Tschumi, Dries Van Noten, Viktor & Rolf, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Yohji Yamamoto, J. Meejin Yoon / MY Studio.

Hussein Chalayan
Tulle Dress # 2 (from Before Minus Now collection)
Spring/Summer 2000 – Photo © Chris Moore

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