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Creating a Runway Collection for Fashion Brand BLACKATE. Construction and Demolition of Architectural Buildings as an Inspiration for Creating a Collection

Student: Ekaterina Ezhukova

Supervisor: Tatiana Rivchun

Faculty: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Educational Programme: Fashion (Master)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2020

If you ask yourself whether fashion and architecture are similar, the first gust of thought will be to answer "no", because architecture is the buildings in which we live and which form the urban landscape. Clothes are what one wears. If you look on the other hand, fashion is a way of life in society at one time or another. Fashion and architecture have much more connections and similarities than meets the eye. Fashion is a reflection of the current time, it is a clear illustration of a certain stage of cultural development in a particular period of time. It is most vividly manifested in fashion design. At the head of each of the disciplines is a man. In fashion, clothing interacts directly with the body and dresses it, while architecture creates a space around the human being in which he lives and functions. The objectives of both the first and second disciplines are to protect the individual, give him shelter and help him express his personality. Both clothing and buildings are anthropological artefacts that reflect current economic, cultural and political conditions, stylistic trends as well as emerging new technologies and materials. All this leads to similar structural, functional and stylistic qualities in clothes and buildings. One of the noticeable periods when we observe the interrelation of both fashion and architecture is the twentieth century, where modernism and post-modernism developed, when both reflected simplicity of forms, functionality, minimalism and deconstructivism. Design of clothes and design of buildings have similar principles of organization of lines, forms, proportionality and volumes, manifestation of properties and possibilities of materials and textures, they are carriers of figurative content, which are realized in the form and divisions of a suit or building, in their rhythm, nature of application of material. The aim of the research was to show the relationship between late modernism architecture and fashion: how one affects the other, what unites them, who inspires whom, what functions they perform and what tasks they solve. The objectives of the study were: - to study the architecture of late modernism on the example of the works of the most significant architects of late modernism and to identify the characteristics of this direction, principles and ideas -Comparison of late modernism architecture with fashion design, revealing similarities and influences on each other.

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