anatomy of a set, Design, Set Design, throwback thursday

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.

LIGHT1
Creatures of the Wind FW13

LIGHT21
Proenza Schouler SS12

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Thakoon FW12

LIGHT25
Proenza Schouler FW14

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LIGHT6
ICB SS14

Photography by Eli Schmidt and Antonella Zangheri.



anatomy of a set, Design, Set Design, throwback thursday

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.

LIGHT3
Helmut Lang SS14

LIGHT20
Proenza Schouler SS10

LIGHT9
Helmut Lang FW14

LIGHT12
Milly by Michelle Smith SS13

LIGHT13
Helmut Lang SS13

LIGHT18
LIGHT17
Proenza Schouler FW11

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Milly by Michelle Smith FW14

Photography by Eli Schmidt, Keetja Allard and Antonella Zangheri.



backstage breakdown, backstage look, throwback thursday

As September fashion week is coming closer and closer, we are looking back at the last fashion week in February for Fall/Winter 2014. Enjoy below the fun backstage pictures.

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Photography by Eli Schmidt.

 



anatomy of a show, arts and culture, Fashion Designer, Fashion History, fashion presentation, Flashback, Inspiration, Set Design, throwback thursday

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2004 was a special year for the Belgian designer Dries van Noten, it was the year he designed his 50th women’s collection and launched a book commemorating his career. Barneys, being one of the first stores in New York City to carry his line, decided to throw a party in honor of Mr. van Noten and launch his book in the United States. The event took place at Barneys on November 4th, working closely with Julie Gilhart and Simon Doonan, and produced by Dizon Inc.

As you entered the 4th floor of Barney’s, the room was covered in projections from past runway shows, layering over each other, wrapping the architecture and the racks of clothing. The center piece of the room consisted of a massive waterfall of images, pages from the book hung on strips of grosgrain ribbons, creating what now looks remarkably like a tumblr feed of images of his shows throughout the years. The strips, hung at different lengths, spanned a long narrow table displaying the books. Dries van Noten 01-50: A Golden Anniversary included photos of shows and invitations of every show since 1991, artfully chronicling his singular vision.

For more information about Dries van Noten and his close relationship with Barneys, have a look at this article.

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beauty edits, Fashion Week, H/MU, Makeup Breakdown, throwback thursday

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This week, we are looking back at the H/MU of one of our 2009 productions; the Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 show. Backstage, Saunders talked about ‘color’ being his main focus (see style.com). The result was a bright, electric and graphic collection, which came to life as well on the model’s faces. World-renowned make-up artist Pat McGrath created a very colorful make-up look to complement the collection, focusing on the eyes.

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Make-up by Pat McGrath

Photography by Keetja Allard.



anatomy of a show, playlist, throwback thursday

It is throwback thursday and we are having a look back at the music playlists of the Fall 2014 Runway Shows, created by some very talented DJ’s such as Sebastien Perrin, N.O.I.S.E/ Michel Gaubert and Javier Peral. Time to start downloading some songs and get your winter playlist ready!

HELMUT LANG
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click here to see the show

Music by DJ Sebastien Perrin

‘Zero Tolerance’ by Sonar

‘Honesty’ by Editors (Timothy J. Fairplay Remix)

 

+ the HELMUT LANG playlist from Fall 2013

 

THAKOON
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click here to see the show

Music by N.O.I.S.E/ Michel Gaubert

‘Hallelujah’ by Jeff Buckley

 

J. MENDEL
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click here to see the show

Music by DJ Sebastien Perrin

‘Human Drama’ by Planningtorock

‘Human Drama’ by Planningtorock (Perera Elsewhere Remix)

‘Escape from Home’ by Parov Stelar & Peter Kreuzer

‘King Pony’ by Mujuice

‘Blue Sunday’ by Maribou State

 

MILLY
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click here to see the show

Music by Labtonic

‘Bad Girls’ by Donna Summer (Boys Noize Club Mix)

‘Big Fun’ by Inner City (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)

‘I’ll be’ by Foxy Brown & Jay-Z (D&A aka Damien Mendis Remix)

‘Love to love you baby’ by Donna Summer feat. Chris Cox (Giorgio Morodor Remix)

‘Ice Pressure’ by Queen & Boys Noize (Labtonic Remix)

 

MONIQUE LHUILLIER
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click here to see the show

Music by DJ Javier Peral

‘The Rendez-Vous’ by Alexandre Desplat (from Birth original movie soundtrack)

‘Spatiotemporal’ by Conforce

‘In The Upper Room: Dance II’ by Philip Glass

‘Water Me’ by FKA Twigs (DJ Booth Remix)

‘Excess Mortality’ by Conforce

‘Driving in Geneve’ by Alexandre Desplat (From Syriana original movie soundtrack)

 

+ click here for the MONIQUE LHUILLIER spring 2014 playlist

 

Photography by Eli Schmidt



anatomy of a set, anatomy of a show, Design, throwback thursday

BALENCIAGA

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).



arts and culture, collaborate, Design, Fashion Designer, Inspiration, inspired, throwback thursday

THAKOON X LAURIE SIMMONS: ROSELAND

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Thakoon Collaborated with Laurie Simmons to create a unique print for his Spring 2009 collection. The project had been in development for a few years before it actually hit the runway. Back in 2006 Thakoon Panichgul was at an auction and fell in love with Laurie Simmons and her work. Following this encounter Laurie Simmons was invited for his next runway show. As a thank you for attending his show, Thakoon sent her a bouquet of roses. These roses became the starting point for the textile design Laurie Simmons created for Thakoon’s Spring 2009 runway collection.

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Laurie Simmons (wearing a Thakoon blouse) and Lena Dunham for Tinny Furniture

Imagery by Style.com, W magazine and Dwell.com

For more information on the collaboration between Thakoon and Laurie Simmons, see the full article on W magazine or on Laurie Simmons website.

For more information on Laurie Simmons, click here. To see her latest exhibition, click here.



Design, Fashion Designer, Inspiration, Interiors, throwback thursday

PS X KNOLL: INTERIORS

Proenza Schouler’s collaboration with M.A.C cosmetics wasn’t their first venture beyond clothing.  Back in 2009 they released a range of textile’s with the high-end furniture designer Knoll. The designers are known for developing unique textiles with  innovative techniques and unexpected materials so experimenting with interiors made complete sense. Jack and Lazaro designed 5 different textile patterns based on previous collections such as the spring 2008 and the fall 2007 runway shows. The textiles are classic and sophisticated with dramatic use of color and patterns. To see the full collection and catalogue, click here.

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Photographs by Knoll.