Architecture gets a little sexier with a collection of wearable art imagined by the likes of Richard Meier, Karim Rashid, and Trina Turk. In its annual fundraiser, the Architecture and Design Museum (A+D) is hosting, Celebrate! The Wearable, fashion show featuring these items. After you’ve seen the goods, bid on what strikes your fancy and take home these works of art. I got a quick peek at some of the pieces in the making and here are my favorites…
Seen above, Cuban artist Elsa Mora pays homage to Frida Kahlo by cutting out this necklace using an X-Acto knife. I love its delicate form, but wonder how long a paper necklace could last. Like flowers that bloom then die, is its fragility part of its charm?
On the left, fashion technologist Syuzi Pakhchyan creates this form-fitting LBD out of lasercut neoprene, leather and electroluminescent film. Though one conceivably needs a knockout figure to pull this off, I’m curious what interactive elements she’s incorporated in such a tight space. I suppose we’ll have to wait until the fashion show to find out. To the right, architect David Hertz, with collaborators Carson Leh and Krista Olfsen, re-purpose plastic bottles and fastened them onto a dress to create this dramatic shoulder piece that’s worth a second look.
Last but not least, Richard Meier adds a special touch to the often forgotten inner lining of a linen blazer with #19 of 25 of his limited edition collage, “I Swear.” I love a man who takes the details into consideration.
Catch the rest of the show at the gala March 10, 7 to 11 pm. Details and tickets here.
Photos courtesy of A+D.