Fashion and Architecture are both based on basic life necessities – clothing and shelter. However, they are also forms of self-expression – for both creators and consumers. Fashion and architecture express ideas of personal, social and cultural identity, reflecting the concerns of the user and the ambition of the age. Their relationship is a symbiotic one and throughout history, clothing and buildings have echoed each other in form and appearance. The collection is the result of a research on exploring possibilities lies in implementation of architectural methodologies in the field of fashion through material, technique and geometry experimentation.
Vahid Eshraghi is an architect studied architecture at Islamic Azad University Tehran Central Branch, University of Tehran and AA school of architecture. He has worked for renowned architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects in 2013. He founded VEA Studio in 2014 and started practicing in architecture and researching on interdisciplinary fields such as architecture in fashion and nature inspired cladding systems. His main fields of interest are computer aided design and manufacturing so along with architectural practices he began applying computational design and manufacturing solutions in fashion design as the field has a lot in common with architecture. In parallel he pushed his interests through researching by instructing interdisciplinary courses in fashion and architecture at Art University of Tehran and Contemporary Architects Association of Iran.