anatomy of a set, anatomy of a show, Creatures of The Wind, Design, Fashion Week, Set Design

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Thakoon Spring 2017

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Ulla Johnson Spring 2017

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Creatures of the Wind Spring 2017



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

LIGHT23B
Thakoon FW12

LIGHT25
Proenza Schouler FW14

LIGHT5

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

LIGHT7
Milly by Michelle Smith FW14

Photography by Eli Schmidt, Keetja Allard and Antonella Zangheri.



Inspiration, NYC Culture

RESOURCEFUL STRATEGIES FOR INDIAN CITIES

The concept of Jugaad, roughly translated from Hindi, means to “make do”. To be a Jugaadu is to be resourceful, clever, and the ultimate creative problem solver.

This concept is presented at The Center for Architecture’s current exhibit “Jugaad Urbanism: Resourceful Strategies for Indian Cities” focusing on patch-worked communities in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune, that improvise energy solutions with jerry-rigged cars, homemade stoves, and do-it-yourself water filtration systems. The show illustrates how these innovations born of necessity provide important lessons to city planning agencies, NGOs, and designers alike.


The show is organized into “resource” categories: Land, Water, Energy and Transportation. Juxtaposed with the images of DIY solutions are examples of proposed design solutions. Highlights include an energy-generating spinning machine that charges a transistor radio and a lamp with a decorative shade. A home water filtration system is composed of two buckets and an affordable filter that can last up to 14 years.

While most architecture exhibits focus on high design and cutting-edge technology, this exhibit offers a way to approach the economic, environmental and design challenges facing the world’s rapidly growing cities from an alternative, sustainable perspective.

The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012

Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 8pm
Sat: 11am to 5pm

-JB