AS COCO CHANEL SAID, “FASHION IS ARCHITECTURE. IT IS A MATTER OF PROPORTIONS”.
Architecture and fashion have the same purpose: that is both of them must bring protection, express identity such politic, religious, cultural, personal.
Fashion and architecture also express space ideas, volume, and movement. Also have the same characteristic for how to use materials. That is recreate a from plane surfaces, a complex three dimensional shapes. Think about what technology could produce new dimensions that we don’t know today.
The architecture can express trends of an époque frequently related with social interests, change of technology. Technology also will produce new materials and techniques for production.
Here we can afford environment, use of recycle materials, new techniques sewing garments will probably be made in a different way, can be for example by heat fusion.
So designers probably have to learn how to construct a garment of the future.
You can see the similitude with an Image produced by a stalactite cave with a Gaudi architecture forms.
You only have to observe Gaudi’s work and his interest on natural world, and costumes and artistic movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that belonged to his works.
From this similitude designers could explore more and more to have enough info that can research. With that information research by designers they began to outline shapes, lines, and ideas translated strokes. Designers draw also with sketches, fabric materials, accessories, also trimmings.
All of these recollected materials could be selected for recreate a culture.
Those forms could be represented on patterns created inspired on nature architecture. Nature is such a perfect form that of course inspired to recreate.
Today patterns prints on fabrics allow infinite possibilities.
Patterns could also be performed by digital processing, the use of drawing by hand, and the infinite effects to human technology can produce.
Museums and art galleries offer a huge and diversity kind of information with can began the design process.
Museums are a wonderful source of first inspiration because their contents an enormous variability of objects, historical treasures, and artworks.
Sometimes we found museums with specific interest such a military topic, scientific, and nature and art history.
Travels also are a great opportunity to research and recollected information for develop then the conceptual idea.
At the museums you have galleries dedicated a different topics, countries, and periods.
There possibilities for fashion designers are infinitive.
Art Galleries are also an important part of the search process because their offer inspiration for the topic, the color, the texture, the pattern print, and the accessories.
Artists have influenced directly many collections for fashion designers.
For instance, Versace have used pop art patterns with Marilyn Monroe, created by Warhol, as an inspiration for a pattern print dress.
As well Yves Saint Laurent recreates the graphic work of Mondrian into an innovative dress of the 60’s.
Moreover, the pictures offer an image of life and the garment of some period or country époque, when it doesn’t exist photography, for instance the Renaissance art, Rome sculptures or hieroglyphs of the Antique Egypt.