Zaha Hadid, the architect of dreams

Author: Pepa López de Arenosa

Section: NOTES

Date: 04.2016


The past 31st of March the brilliant architect Zaha Hadid passed away in Miami at age 65. Her death has left the Fashion world upside down, losing one of the spacial creators with more talent in the international picture. With Iraqi descent, Hadid grew in United Kindom and faced one and every obstacle that a woman finds trying to triumph. And she made it! Clothes, accessories and building designer, she is responsible for many emblematic constructions, such as the Guangzhou Opera House in China. Her goal was to break the limits of Architecture, forcing the physical barriers and creating connections with the background scenery of her buildings. She was admired by the world of Fashion, Design and Architecture thanks to the links she built up between all of them.


Zaha Hadid, the architect of dreams / DressLab


Zaha Hadid designed many of the most symbolic sceneries of the fashion industry, such as the Mobile Pavilion Chanel Mobile Art, which contained an Art work inspired by Chanel bags. She is also the creator of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, set of many fashion shows in Korea. Between her master works, one stands out: the set of Chanel fashion show for Spring-Summer 2012. The Parisian Grand Palais was turned into the bottom of the sea with iridescent and pearly colors. Zaha Hadid also tried fashion and accessories design, with amazing projects like Superstar (in collaboration with Pharrell Williams) or her own version of the Peekaboo bag by Fendi. In the words of Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director of the brand, “she went so far in a field with so little amount of women”. No kidding!


Zaha Hadid, the architect of dreams / DressLab


The queen of Architecture is gone, but she has left so many masterpieces. The Nova shoes she designed for United Nude are one of them. They broke all the fashion rules about shoes. They are an avant-garde creation with a futuristic vibe that added velocity and metal to our shoes and filled the street style for so many years.


Zaha Hadid, the architect of dreams / DressLab


The number of brands in which she contributed with her creativity, imagination and expertise isn’t low. From Chanel to Louis Vuitton, including Fendi, Donna Karan, Bulgari, Melissa, Azid & Walid Mouzannar, Swarovski, Caspita, Lacoste and the last one, Georg Jensen. This last collection is available right now. She is no longer among us, but her inspiration and images have changed the way we understand fashion forever.


Zaha Hadid, the architect of dreams / DressLab


Text_ Pepa López de Arenosa



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  1. Rafael / 17.04.16

    She was a very interesting designer and a great architect

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