Fashion is about more than just clothing.
It’s about design, creativity, and emotion. Similarly, architecture can be viewed the same way. We recently sat down with Midwest architect and interior designer David Yeager to pick his brain about where he gets his inspiration and how he feels architecture and fashion intersect. Take a look at this quick interview and tell us, how do you think fashion and architecture collide?
For those who aren’t familiar, tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am from Cincinnati, Ohio but my parents and I moved to Indy when I was about 8 years old. I basically always had an interest from a young age in designing and building things in architecture and interior design. For schooling, I had a two-year degree in business and only a two-year degree in interior design and architecture. I feel for the most part that I am self-taught when it comes to design and architecture.
How would you describe your architectural style?
My style is mostly contemporary but it is really an eclectic mix of old and new. I don’t care much for stark contemporary but love to infuse some vintage architectural pieces to bring in more warmth and romance. I think this makes the overall design sexier.
Where do you gain inspiration for your residential and commercial properties?
My inspiration comes from many online sources but in addition, much of it comes from traveling the world. I travel often out of the country and I will see amazing architecture all through Asia, Europe, and South America along with Mexico. Oftentimes, these countries have fewer restraints on architecture than the US.
It seems that fashion and architecture go hand-in-hand, would you agree?
I certainly feel architecture, interior design, and fashion are intertwined. They are all an artistic expression from the heart. When I would go to Midwest Fashion Week events, I would meet so many people in the fashion industry that have the same outlook for design that I do. I could sometimes even be inspired by the different fashion designs when it came to the various fabrics used.
What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?
There are so many projects that come to mind as far as accomplishments, but maybe the architecture that I am happiest with is the Fishers Edge in Fishers, Indiana. Indiana is very conservative in general so we narrowly were able to get approval for my somewhat pushing-the-envelope design.
What are you working on now?
For the moment I am mostly working on residential renovations. I have purchased a number of homes and am renovating them and turning them into rental properties. They are not large projects but it’s still a lot of fun to transform any sort of architecture.
What advice would you give to the creative types out there who are looking to get started in a new career?
My advice for someone looking to get started in a creative field is to follow their heart for designs that spur passion inside. If you love the work you are doing then it’s never really considered work, and you are more apt to succeed.