Take a minute. Look around you. Awaken your senses. Look again…
That chair, that table, your car, the streets you walk on… are all thousands and thousands of ideas married together. The world is all about merging thoughts in order to create.
We take ‘an article’ to appreciate the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who recently passed away at the age of 65, leaving behind her a remarkable trace while she extended her work beyond architecture and to the fashion discipline.
Known for her massive futuristic spaces created in Baku, London and Cincinnati, Hadid designed a movable pavilion for Chanel, that hopped to Hong-Kong, Tokyo, New York, Paris to celebrate the iconic work of Chanel.
But how do architecture and fashion meet? Haddid makes the adequate proof that architects can make great fashion designers without creating buildings on bodies and foot. She collaborated with the Dutch brand ‘United Brand’ to create a pair of limited edition shoes that feature 16.5 cm cantilevered heels. In 2008, she designed moulded plastic designs for Brazilian brand Melissa as well as remarkable boots for Lacoste, consisting on a leather strap architecturally curling around the leg and ‘stand-out’ Adidas sneakers after collaborating with Pharell.
On another note and in 2014, she designed a perfectly suitable place for the ‘Women Fashion Power Exhibition’ at the London’s Design Museum divided to three section defined by ‘explosions’, and provided a set of outfits among which was spotted a Prada Cape.
She also collaborated with Lebanese brand Aziz and Walid Mouzannar to create a more ‘bling’ creation this time for a set of bracelets and rings.
‘Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is how you place the object on the person’,said Hadid on fashion.
You are surrounded by thoughts, make sure you spread your most remarkable ones, as she did.