On Exhibit: Skin+Bones at the MOCA

15Jan07

For California-based FabGreen fans with dual passions for fashion and interior design the “Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture” exhibit at the MOCA in Los Angeles is a must-see experience. I checked it out on Saturday with some out-of-town friends and have been swirling in a dervish of ideas and inspiration since. Sadly, photography was prohibited inside the gallery but here are a few snaps I hunted down:


Fashion meets furniture — or should I say fashion becomes furniture:

Convertible Skirt/Table by Fashion Designer-Maverick Hussein Chalayan

A contemporary building gets “draped” in a gold brocaded facade:
Concert Hall in Brugge, Belgium by Neutelings Riedijk Architects
The facade bridges seamlessly the modern design with the medieval character of the city.

The exhibit brings together the collective, crossover genius of Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Vivienne Westwood, Shigeru Ban, Frank Gehry, Herzog de Meuron and other luminaries. Although heavier on fashion than architecture, the connections between the two beautifully presented and undeniably groundbreaking.

For less geographically privileged folks, you can check out insider pics, or buy the companion book (on Amazon).

More skinny on the show:
New Yorker weighs in on the exhibit
LA Weekly throws a few sticks and stones

More skinny on Chalayan:
Hussein Chalayan at Design Boom, Elle Magazine, Icon-UK

Seen it? What do you think?

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