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Architecture Outfits - What to Wear and Not to Wear

December 21, 2022

Whenever it comes to architecture outfits, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Whether it's the fabric, the shoes, or even the way the overall outfit is structured, it's important to know the proper way to wear these designs. Fortunately, these pieces aren't as difficult as you might think. Just keep these tips in mind to ensure that you look great!

Floaty fabrics

In the realm of floaty fabrics, you've got cotton, silk and regenerated fibres aplenty, but what about the rest of the trifecta? Here's a quick rundown on what you need to know before you start shopping. Having said that, this article isn't going to tell you what to wear, but what to not wear. Besides, the best way to get a head start is to research what others are wearing to see what's oh so cool. The fashion industry is an extremely dynamic environment, so keep up with your bffs by reading up on the latest and greatest, the best fashion outlets and the latest trends and hotspots to hit your city.

Structural heels

Structured heels are one of the key shoe trends for summer 2022. This type of shoe usually has a square or cone shape, cut-out detailing, or twists. They can be either flat or high. Some styles are designed to look like a boot, while others resemble a television tower. There are also shoes with bulbous heels, or that balance on futurist silver spheres.

Some of the best known architectural style personalities wear these types of shoes. These include Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and Greetje van der Linden. They may wear dresses with asymmetric detailing, funnel necks, or capes. They might even wear coats in a variety of colors.

When shopping for this style of shoe, keep in mind that they are designed to reduce pressure on the balls of your feet, toes, and ankles. Aerospace-grade foam can help. These heels can be found at brands such as Zara, Topshop, and Asos. You'll also find shoes designed by seasoned architects at the Museum of Shoe History.

Shoes inspired by modern art and architecture

There's no shortage of luxury brands out there, but only a handful of them have found the time and inspiration to produce footwear that's inspired by the science of design and engineering. As with all things in life, the best shoes are the ones that stray from the norm. Fortunately for fashion connoisseurs, NEOUS, Shoes Or No Shoes and Rejina Pyo all make the cut. They each have their own special flair, and each has an eye for the oh so cool. They each also have their own version of a cult following. So much so that NEOUS even has their own shoe museum, located in the heart of Belgium.

NEOUS's name is derived from the company's guiding principles of balance, symmetry and a keen attention to detail. The brand takes its cue from the mid-century modern era, as well as the Bauhaus movement, whose ethos abounds with the finer points of style. The brand has been lauded for its bespoke, limited-edition designs, but it's the quality of the materials that's most noteworthy. The aforementioned Rejina Pyo shoe, for example, features a gorgeous brown leather that's not just luxurious to look at, but resembling a crocodile in the right light.

Form follows fashion

Fashion is one of the many art forms that have been combined with architecture. Both disciplines focus on aesthetics and experiment with form. However, they differ in the level of innovation and exploration.

High fashion inspired by architecture features exaggerated proportions and a keen attention to construction. Its use of building materials to create dresses is often referred to as Architectural Fashion. Zaha Hadid also incorporated architectural elements into her fashion designs. Other examples of these include Hussein Chalayan's Table Dress AW2000, which shows a prominent conical shape.

The Form Follows Fashion series of architecture-inspired garments explores the relationship between architecture and fashion. Designed by Greek architect Viktoria Lytra, this series takes an in-depth look at the common purpose of the two art fields. Using geometric qualities, Lytra has crafted futuristic garments and jewelry that take inspiration from buildings. The resulting outfits, which come in both men's and women's styles, can be found on Redbubble.


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