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Threeasfour Go From Gallery to Gap

Renata Espinosa
April 02nd, 2008 @ 3:16 PM - New York

The trio behind one of America’s most innovative and intelligent labels, Threeasfour – Gabi Asfour, Adi Gil, and Ange Donhauser – have come a long way since their beginnings as a crew of arty downtown conceptual designers.

Bridging the worlds of art and fashion with installations in galleries and fashion shows in museums throughout their eight-year career, Threeasfour’s approach to clothing design has always been sculptural, with a focus on circular, organic shapes. As they put it, they are “reconstructing the deconstructed,” taking the usual forms, like pants, a dress, a top, a cape, and re-engineering them for an effect that is both intellectual and practical.

You would never be able to take one of their pieces and lay it out flat; their three-dimensional pattern structure and lack of side seams follows the human body – even when that body is absent. On, the clothes envelope, float and swirl, looking strong and sensual whether it’s a dress that looks like liquid mercury made from silver lamé, like one from their latest fall collection, or skirt with fractal-like gathers that can be worn in more than one direction – forward, sideways, backwards. Their Fall 2008 collection, inspired by late 19th century Russian architecture, was praised by critics as one of their strongest yet, a keen balance of high minded design and functionality.

Threeasfour push the boundaries of design, while still managing to be both comfortable and flattering. Last year, they were tapped as finalists for the prestigious Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund award and starting mid-April, people will be able to experience a piece of their design prowess in the form of their new white shirt designed for Gap, part of the retailer’s second installment of Gap Design Editions.

Last year, shoppers snapped up shirts designed by 2006 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund finalists Rodarte, Doo.Ri and Thakoon. This year, along with Threeasfour, Gap commissioned Phillip Lim of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg, Michael Bastian and Philip Crangi to re-imagine the iconic white shirt.

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