Cement couture

Click to enlarge
Ivanka 'Concrete Genezis' - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook.

Ivanka ‘Concrete Genezis’ - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook. Image: Baiazs Mate

1 of 7
Ivanka 'Concrete Genezis' - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook.

Ivanka ‘Concrete Genezis’ - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook. Image: Baiazs Mate

2 of 7
Ivanka 'Concrete Genezis' - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook.

Ivanka ‘Concrete Genezis’ - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook. Image: Baiazs Mate

3 of 7
Ivanka 'Concrete Genezis' - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook.

Ivanka ‘Concrete Genezis’ - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook. Image: Baiazs Mate

4 of 7
Ivanka 'Concrete Genezis' - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook.

Ivanka ‘Concrete Genezis’ - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook. Image: Baiazs Mate

5 of 7
Ivanka 'Concrete Genezis' - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook.

Ivanka ‘Concrete Genezis’ - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook. Image: Baiazs Mate

6 of 7
Ivanka 'Concrete Genezis' - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook.

Ivanka ‘Concrete Genezis’ - Fade to Grey campaign lookbook. Image: Baiazs Mate

7 of 7

The ‘Concrete Genezis‘ collection was met with great interest when it debuted at Tranoï during Paris Fashion Week 2012. Designed by Budapest-based concrete company, Ivanka Studio, the collection encapsulates the raw aesthetic qualities of cement - a material these innovators know well but that we don’t traditionally pair with the world of couture.

Each piece in the fashion and jewellery range is constructed from a suite of textiles customised to emulate the roughness, grey palette and undulating surfaces of concrete in its varying forms. A range of elegant bags and accessories combine the concrete textures with glossy leathers to further rock our conventional ideas of the material.

Scroll through the image gallery above to view a selection of snapshots from the Ivanka Concrete Genezis ‘Fade to Grey’ collection.


More blog

History re-purposed

History re-purposed

Some of Te Papa’s treasures can now be licensed by designers to create anything from wrapping paper to fabric prints, wallpaper and historically-rich homeware products.
Issue 97 out now!

Issue 97 out now!

The April/May issue of Urbis is out now and is filled with food for thought on urban living and how to make high-density work in our favour.
Lexus + Sofitel competition winner announced

Lexus + Sofitel competition

Announcing the winner of the luxury weekend prize at the Lexus Design Awards installation from this year’s Designday event.
Artisan 2017

Artisan 2017

Artisan 2017, a new trade-only design event for retailers, interior designers and commercial professionals, hits three of our main centres this May.
Drum roll please...

Drum roll please…

Are you the lucky winner of the Giotto Evoluzione V2 coffee machine and a year’s supply of L’affare coffee, worth $4,000?

Most read

Theatre of small intimacies

Theatre of small intimacies

An apartment for a creative couple – an opera director and a film director – offers up drama and grand gestures mixed with subtle and delicate moments.
The elegant oasis

The elegant oasis

A neighbourhood is being reborn in the heart of Auckland’s city fringe. Currently in its second stage of development, SKHY is located on the corner of Symonds Street and Khyber Pass (hence its name) on an elevated site that is within walking distance of all the main centres.
Win a Kyoto outdoor bean bag

Win a Kyoto outdoor bean bag

It’s time to make the most of the last sunny days and balmy nights. Enter to win a designer Kyoto outdoor bean bag crafted by luxury furniture brand, Lujo.
Mad about Madrid

Mad about Madrid

This sophisticated, nine-storey inn was designed by Jaime Hayon as a contemporary take on classic Spanish motifs.
Designer profile: Francis Sultana

Designer profile: Francis Sultana

Camille Khouri talked to renowned interior and furniture designer Francis Sultana about his life as a designer and his beautifully furnished apartment (featured in the current issue of Urbis).
Modernist horizon

Modernist horizon

This holiday home in the Hawke’s Bay is equal parts relaxation, art gallery, viewing platform and a subtle homage to Palm Springs.
Homes for barter

Homes for barter

Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.