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Sou Fujimoto's Buildings Serve as Inspiration at Paris Fashion Week

Sou Fujimoto's Buildings Serve as Inspiration at Paris Fashion Week
Sou Fujimoto's Buildings Serve as Inspiration at Paris Fashion Week , © Giovanni Giannoni via WWD and © Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Liget Budapest
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD and © Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Liget Budapest

At this year’s Paris Fashion Week, Switzerland-based fashion house Akris showed its 2016 Spring/Summer Collection -- an assembly of garments based on the work of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.

Akris’ creative director, Albert Kriemler, was introduced to Fujimoto by photographer Iwan Baan while working on the Université Paris-Saclay. From a stance of admiration, Kriemler was thus influenced by Fujimoto’s work: "We share a vision to create an effortless relation between the body and the environment with utmost simplicity. Sou Fujimoto is an architect who understands that we have more senses than just the eye," said Kriemler

Looks in the collection were organized into groups that correspond with specific architectural projects—perforated garments resemble the House of Hungarian Music:

© Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Liget Budapest
© Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Liget Budapest
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD

Blue pieces correlate with the Miami Design District retail complex:

Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto
Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD

One garment even utilized Fujimoto’s red ink sketch of his 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion as a print:

© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD

Not all of the designs obviously resemble a specific project, but definite parallels can be drawn.

Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates
Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associates
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© RSI-studio
© RSI-studio
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013. Image © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre
Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013. Image © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD
© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD

In addition to the garments themselves, a replica of Fujimoto’s House N was built into the top of the catwalk, and all of the models wore mirrored eyepieces that mimic Fujimoto’s glasses.

Learn more about the show here.

News via Dezeen and WWD and Akris.

Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Sou Fujimoto's Buildings Serve as Inspiration at Paris Fashion Week " 14 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/775164/sou-fujimotos-buildings-serve-as-inspiration-at-paris-fashion-week/>
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© Giovanni Giannoni via WWD and © Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Liget Budapest

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