Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Lagerfeld Land

Vogue has just announced that the famous face of Chanel will be creating his very own island off the coast of Dubai, called Isla Moda! I am so blooody excited that one of my favourite fashion icons will be collaborating with yet another architecture group. This will be a great reference in my current study dissertation, which looks at the links between architects and fashion designers.
The island will host 150 lavish residential unites and 3 luxury hotels.

'In collaboration with the worlds most renowned fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld and KOR Hotel Group, Isla Moda is a resort complex that comprises 3 hotels, and 150 residential units ona manmade island 20km off the coast of Dubai. Inspired by the floating palaces of India, and the modern day equivalent the cruise ship, Isla moda distinguishes itself from other thematic reincarnations in The World by celebrating the notion of manmade and the attempts authenticity within this simulacra of the real world. Utilizing ship building techniques, the fabricated island evolves from an intrinsic understanding of the nuances of style and fashion, and their inextricable link to the possibilities of how life can and should experienced. When woven into the lived environment, it reaches an apogee through a symphonic balance between architecture and an elevated natural environment. A monolithic volume 1050ft x 705 ft x 60 ft the physical embodiment of the Golden Rule, is intricately carved to establish maximum diversity of experience and typology.'

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