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The Architect of Fashion: Gianfranco Ferre

November 16, 2014

I was browsing the Hong Kong Main Library this morning and discovered these beautiful sketches by Gianfranco Ferre: The Architect of Fashion.

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Gianfranco Ferré (15 August 1944 – 17 June 2007) was a fashion designer also known as “the architect of fashion” for his background and his original attitude toward creating fashion design.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia.

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Born in Italy, he studied Architecture in the 1960s at Milano University. He graduated in 1969.

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“He started his own company Baila in 1974  and launched his signature collection for women in 1978. His first men’s collection appeared in 1982, followed in 1986 by his first couture collection in Rome.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia.

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Ferré became Stylistic Director of Christian Dior in Paris in 1989. He ended his contract with Dior in 1996 and launched his own Label in 1997.

I am mesmerised by his simple and beautiful sketching style and was interested to learn that he studied architecture, yet began his fashion career just one year after his graduation.

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