Coco Chanel said it first - Fashion is architecture; it's a matter of proportions. Designers are inspired by their context, so it is no surprise that the built environment finds its way into fashion. Here are some of the best pieces and designers who have been inspired by architecture.
These pieces by Winde Rienstra exemplify her fascination with architecture and space. The sharp openness of each piece contrasts with natural form of the body.
Iris Van Herpen
Inspired by a cathedral, this dress by Iris Van Herpen may look like it's carved from wood but in fact is, 3D printed.
In the “Istanbul Contrast” collection Dice Kayek found inspiration from the stunning city of Istanbul and the impressive architecture in the city. These is just three from this spectacular 26 piece collection.
Graduate student and designer Matija Cop created a mixture of architectural and sculpture fashion. Cop found inspiration in the chiseled stone material that was used to construct the sibenik cathedral.