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alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"
photo by Nicolo V

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"
photo by Nicolo V

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"
photo by Nicolo V

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"
photo by Nicolo V

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"
photo by Nicolo V

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"

alt="itinerant architect", "Gordon Hunt", "Barranco", "Peru", "Fashion Showroom"

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Peru: Exhibition
                           

 

Conceived of after a thorough analysis of both Barranco and Jazmin’s atelier at Pedro de Osma 168, this showroom addresses the relationship between fashion and architecture. Considering the vintage fashion line of Jazmin's, the showroom adopts a similar theme, borrowing inspiration from the decrepit colonial homes of Barranco.
Whereas the fashion has been given new life by The Vintage Club, many of the former homes around Barranco will not benefit from a similar reuse. Already, many are being demolished to pave way for new development as the neighbourhood becomes gentrified. Which of these buildings will see another five years? Ten? Showroom pays homage to the temporary architecture that gives Barranco its charm whilst highlighting a fashion that is anything but temporary.

I decided to pay homage to the decrepit architecture of Barranco, juxtaposing the renewed life given to the vintage line of fashion with the ruined buildings as they are forgotten. It was important to my project that any materials were to be found objects from the neighbourhood’s abandoned buildings, as this not only addressed the temporal theme head-on, but also worked favourably within my budget (of approximately nothing). In the end, I collected an assortment of materials for reuse that complimented the vintage theme while reflecting the surrounding architecture.

A significant part of Intervention 3 was the exhibition opening on July 20th, 2012. The exhibition showcased fashion items juxtaposed with architectural elements from the neighborhood that were introduced into the showroom. I created a space in which people could confront the reality of what was happening in their neighbourhood.
I had a hand in much of the lighting and assembled a slideshow featuring photography from several fashion shoots within some historic architecture of Barranco.