Fashion Week’s biggest makeover.

September 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

via Architect Magazine (September 14, 2010):

“This is the first year that the New York Fashion Week is being held at Lincoln Center instead of Bryant Park, so it’s only natural that the cultural institution’s architects of the moment should be involved. Diller Scofidio + Renfro, whose Lincoln Center work includes the recent redesign of Alice Tully Hall, the renovation and expansion of The Juilliard School, the Hypar Roof Lawn, and the Lincoln Restaurant (which opens later this month), have created an installation that serves as the entrance to Fashion Week’s tent-covered runways.

“The 50-foot-high volume—fabric wrapped about a structural support system—seems to hang in midair, touching the ground at a single, small point. What makes it striking, especially on first glance, is the print on the fabric, which mirrors the color and texture of Lincoln Center’s ubiquitous travertine cladding, giving the volume the illusion of solidity even as it floats a few feet off the ground.”

photo by Iwan Baan for DS+R

September 14’s daily design idea is is the power of illusion equally intriguing in both the architecture and fashion worlds?

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