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fashion and architecture

Fashion and architecture. The following quote should be familiar to most of you, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”. Coco Chanel.   Personally I love this idea, I agree with it completely although I might argue that I’d substitute the word fashion with style but that might just be a good topic for debate or an insignificant detail.

My last post was about accessories for the home and with this post I’m turning outward. I’ve been wandering around the city the past few days and it got me to thinking about the parallels between fashion and architecture. So no clothing pics today, I’m hoping everyone is okay with that…..  Today I’m looking at the amazing world of architecture, some old buildings some new and a combination of both. I’m basically split down the middle with what I like better, old versus new. I guess that’s similar to my liking some vintage elements to complete a more modern look. In any case, there is just so much inspiration around us that cannot be ignored.

To start,  one of my favourite buildings, it’s located in Warsaw Poland just down the street from my Grandmother’s place. It has a strong yellow tint to it (I was playing with filters so it isn’t that apparent) .Just take a second to note the incredible amount of details. This reminds me of all the brocade fabrics we are seeing everywhere. Every time I walked by, it would stop me dead in my tracks calling out for moment of admiration.

fashion and architecture

This was another building that I admired tremendously. It’s stark white and slightly less ornate but very carefully placed detail. A more minimalist look than the above yet still a big contrast to the modern lines that are so prevalent today.

fashion and architecture

This is one of my favourite combinations of old and new. It’s a new highrise in Toronto that uses the old building by repurposing it as the entryway. It’s a fantastic idea that incorporates new clean lines with the details of vintage. Note also, the contrast of colour. I tried to enhance the colours to really show the gray/blues against a more vibrant red. Again, this type of contrast can be found in both fashion and architecture.

fashion and architecture

This is a very similar idea to the above picture except it’s located in Vancouver. I was able to watch them renovate the older building as the new towers went up around it. Again it’s a great combination of old and new, modern and vintage, starkness and opulence.

fashion and architecture

This is another combination that I love. Again in Vancouver, it combines old architecture with new, sleek highrises that surround it. Of course I can’t forget about the difference in materials. Here we see the brick with a touch of copper versus concrete and glass.

I guess what I’m thinking in this case is that cities, like fashion are always changing and incorporating the old with the new to create something unique which is neither one of those things. It is the ultimate fusion of where we were and where we are going.  It’s not true that “everything old is new again”, but rather that “everything is old and new”.  In conclusion, fashion and architecture make the perfect pair.

 

How do you view the parallels between fashion and architecture?

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14 Comments

  1. It would be pretty amazing to walk up to any of those buildings when you come home at the end of the day!

    1. I agree! I’m definitely sold on old/heritage on the outside with modern elements on the inside. Don’t think I could do without a nice kitchen and bathroom, just saying….

  2. That’s such a beautiful, but yet true quote. I find fashion and beauty in numerous of things…I love the third picture of the redish/brown building 🙂

    —http://flowersofyangita.com

    1. So glad you said that! The whole fashion is everything idea has been in my thoughts for a while and I’m trying to figure it all out! Thanks.

  3. Wow this is the first time I’ve seen the vintage entrances combined with modern apartments attached! Love the photos!

    1. Thanks! I really like that idea too, don’t see too much of this.

  4. THey don’t design building like that anymore at least here in NYC:( thanks for sharing

    http://www.thefashionhive.com

    1. Unfortunately I don’t think they do anywhere, but here in Vancouver we have almost nothing remotely old so there’s a huge outcry to preserve as much as possible.

  5. Great pics. love the juxtaposition of “old/modern”.

    http://trendful.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks so much!

  6. I can see you’re quite the traveller! When you come to Romania you should definitely visit my hometown Timisoara, a beautiful city in the western part! I have a huge list of places to visit!

    1. Great, I will add that to my list! Thanks.

    1. It’s another passion of mine!

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