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Architectural Aesthetic

Cold and controlled sharp looks take over fashion

Implications - The soft, sexy look of recent couture is being replaced by extreme architectural apparel that seem more appropriate for machines than human beings. This cold, controlled aesthetic lends itself to the more domineering moods of consumers. It is the age of power, with the recession at bay and a world of information available at the click of a button, and harshly shaped clothing signifies an increasing sense of strength and control.
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Featured Examples

Extreme Architectural Apparel
Extreme Architectural Apparel
Samantha Gradoville Dons Structured Couture for Numero China
The harsh black and white background matches the sharp structure of the pieces Samantha Gradoville wears for the Numero China September 2010 shoot. The pieces seem more architectural than tailor-made… MORE
Abstract Geometric Accessories
Abstract Geometric Accessories
NoMilk Today Handcrafts Unique Hipster Jewelry
Geometry is everywhere, folks, so if you can't beat 'em, simply join 'em with the NoMilk Today jewelry collection. Comprised of colorful abstract accessories, these pieces will add a touch of hipster attitude… MORE
Architectural Evening Wear
Architectural Evening Wear
The Marchesa Spring 2011 Line Puts a New Twist on Gowns
The Marchesa Spring 2011 collection is an anticipated release for elegant evening-wear lovers worldwide. This season, the gown design company to the stars released a collection of innovative evening wear… MORE
Sculpturally Unique Jewelry
Sculpturally Unique Jewelry
The Ars Metallica Collection is Voluminiously Rebellious
If you are looking to make a statement with something other than your clothes, I suggest you take a good look at the Ars Metallica jewelry collection. A stunning line of sculptural accessories, they are… MORE
Triangular Tress Catwalks
Triangular Tress Catwalks
Paul Costelloe AW11 Runway Features A-Line Fashions and A-Framed Hair
Angular coral coiffures marched down the Paul Costelloe AW11 runway with almost as much attitude as the upcoming collection itself. In these photos snapped by Simon Ackerman, one can appreciate just how… MORE
Futuristic Felt Fashion
Futuristic Felt Fashion
Avant-Garde Viktor & Rolf Coats are Woollen Wonders
The Viktor & Rolf Fall 2011 collection highlights these futuristic felt coats strutted down the runway by red-faced models. A fantastic black ultramodern version of the origami-inspired jackets has structured… MORE
Structured Futuristic Pumps
Structured Futuristic Pumps
The Heavy Machinery SS11 Collection is Colorfully Crafty
I can easily see the Heavy Machinery SS11 collection being featured in sci-fi movies due to their futuristic looks. Not only are these pieces unique in style, but they are also super comfortable to wear,… MORE
Spiked-Shoulder Fashion
Spiked-Shoulder Fashion
The Bat Jacket is Made for Badass Fashionable Villains
There is something very badass about the Bat Jacket. Considering the fact that it reminds me of Catwoman's latex costume, I guess I can't help but think there is a very villainous quality about it. Designed… MORE

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