The infamous lava lamp; the 70’s vibe, calming, surreal and just plain fascinating. And even more fascinating- the incorporation of this look into fashion. The thick fluidity of lava transformed this collection, designed by Christopher Kane. While the silhouettes where simple and elegant, the looks were enhanced with what looked like liquid lava. It was seen as full tops as well as edge detailing. The iridescence of the flowing gel colors created a personality of rebellion and wonder.
The best part of these in-your-face fashions- the designs evoked curiosity and created conversation. The “lava” is not an element typically seen in fashion, yet it created a spark in our memory. It is a touch point; A tactile connection.
If such an embrace can be created in fashion, why not architecture? Why can’t an environment connect with participants on the same level? There are fabrics that change color and have texture and pattern. Incorporating these textiles into a space can create a vantage point to connect a participant to brand. Think nightclub meets disco; the lava lamp experience.
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.