“When I think about architecture, I think of it as a piece of clothing that must be wrapped around human beings.” - Toyo Ito
My love of modern architecture is no secret and when looking around for inspiration for the AW16 collection, I came across this quote from Korean born Architect and Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito - the feeling that clothing is akin to the safety and beauty found within the shelter of a building made complete sense to me. I try to design clothes that are both practical yet elegant and beautiful, no piece is made with adornment for the sake of adornment - every component has a purpose.
When designing the wrapped seam pieces with Bella our creative pattern cutter, we began by draping a fluid wool cashmere blend on the stand at angles to create overlapped or wrapped seams and concealed pockets within the spaces between the overlap - making use of dead space as an architect does.
The results immediately resonated with the quote from Toyo Ito and evoked a feeling of warmth and safety. The styles Branzi, Rams and Bass are particularly clever pieces engineered in fluid wool and cashmere and are finished almost seamlessly.
Shop Branzi, Rams and Bass in the main collection.
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