February 19, 2013

The Architecture of Clothing

It's ambitious for the modernist architecture of Oscar Nieyemer to serve as a starting point for a fashion collection - not least because of the various curves that define Mr Niemeyer's work, but also the detailed construction inherent in the buildings - but so it is for Melbourne-based menswear label From Britten's autumn/winter collection. "It's not just appliqué," explains Alexander Britten-Finschi, one half of the label with his brother Tim. "It took a very long time to get the patterns and details right," he explains of the wool and cashmere-based collection.