Posts Categorized: anatomy of a set
This week we are revealing the second post of our series on light as set design. This posts focus is using color to complement the designer’s collection. To see our first blog post on light staging, click here.
Creatures of the Wind FW13
Proenza Schouler SS12
Proenza Schouler FW14
For our first installment in a two-part series, today we are looking back at some spectacular set designs from past seasons with one consistent element: using light as staging. In the examples below the lighting schemes are more graphic/ structural in their design. Using light for a fashion show is necessary to highlight the clothing as well as to set a certain mood but it has also become an important element when creating the backdrop for the show that will compliment the collection.
Helmut Lang SS14
Proenza Schouler SS10
Helmut Lang FW14
Milly by Michelle Smith SS13
Helmut Lang SS13
Proenza Schouler FW11
Milly by Michelle Smith FW14
Nicholas Ghesquière may be leading the house of Louis Vuitton into the future, but we are thinking back to a time when he took The House of Balenciaga out of Paris to our very own city, still in recovery post 9/11. For fall 2002 and Fall 2003 collections Nicholas Ghesquière (vogue.com) called on Dizon Inc to produce 2 very exclusive shows, 1 in Gagosian for Fall 2002 and 1 at The Dia for Fall 2003.
This very dated video clip features the show from Gagosian and is worth watching for the fashion as well as the baby faced cameos from familiar fashion faces. Front row guests included Sarah Jessica Parker, Tim Blanks and Anna Wintour (note: w/o her signature black shades). Look for Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova and Natalia Vodianova (Style.com) and even Erin Wasson, Danielle Z. and Trish Goff at the Dia Show (style.com).