Richard Meier's white linen blazer has a colorful and chaotic collage lining.
This Saturday, LA’s A+D Museum will host its annual fundraising banquet, Celebrate. This year’s event will not only include music from KCRW DJ Raul Campos (himself a trained urban planner) and some impressive celebs (including our favorite architecture fan Moby), but it will feature a runway show with custom clothing and accessories by architects and designers like Richard Meier, Neil Denari, Predock Frane, BMW Designworks, Karim Rashid, Robert A.M. Stern and many others. The runway show and live auction will be hosted by LA humorist Charles Phoenix and by Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA.
Click on a thumbnail to see the slideshow of the uber fashions.
Minarc collaborated with Icelandic fashion designer Helga Solrun on this theatrical piece of archi-fashion.
Richard Meier’s blazer seems conservative until you open it up.
Karim Rashid’s neon purple “digipop” outfit.
Predock Frane’s Twizzler-esque plastic wig.
Neil Denari’s hand drawn t-shirt.
Fentress Architects’ dress is made of woven pin striped wool and flowing red chiffon.
Eric Kahn’s Black Evening Dress is made from continuous strands of silk synthetic rubber cord.
Kanner architects make clothing out of folded and woven business cards.
wHY Architecture’s carbon fiber “Four Eyes” glasses have a tic tac pattern that shields the sun naturally.
Robert A.M. Stern’s robe is modeled on the wide-sleeved boubous worn by men in West Africa.
Mia Lehrer’s bracelets are inspired by the topographies of the L.A. River.
Marmol Radziner’s solid bronze rings and bracelets turn industrial remnants into wearable accessories.
Sheer couture produced by BMW Designworks.
Gelila Assefa Puck’s couture belt pays homage to John Baldessari’s “Two Boats” print.