anatomy of a set, arts and culture, Design, Fashion Week

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Proenza Schouler Fall 2016



anatomy of a set, Design, Fashion Week, Set Design

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Opening Ceremony Spring 2016

 



Design, Fashion Week, Set Design

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2016



Design, Dizon Inc family, dizon team, Interiors

This week we are featuring Meriah Schultz on our blog, she is a beloved member of the Dizon Inc. family as producer and friend. We sat down with Meriah and asked her a few questions about design, fashion and music. Scroll down to see the interview and learn more about some of her latest projects.

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What’s your favorite thing about working fashion week?
The Dizon Inc. wrap party!

What inspires you in your own life or work?
Ideas that come from other industries like art, science, and literature. I like confluences and mash-ups of thoughts or imagery that come together to create something new and exciting.

What are 3 artists (or designers) you are feeling/ following right now?
Lygia Clark, Rochelle Goldberg, Dries Van Noten (always)

What are you working on right now?
I’m doing some creative direction for Bensen furniture and also making a newspaper for complexgeometries with my own photographs (see Meriah’s Photography Tumblr here). In my spare time: I am learning beekeeping, and have an architectural project that I plan on doing with the bees next year!

What are you reading now (books/Magazines)?
Apartamento magazine, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin, and The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edward de Waal

What are the 3 most played songs/albums on your iTunes?
Dance Yrslf Clean by LCD Soundsystem, One Million Lovers by the Growlers, Cheree by Suicide

What are you watching right now?
Revisiting all of Ingmar Bergman. I am especially loving Persona right now.

List 3 go to items you can’t live without:
My phone (I hate it, but it’s true), bright lipstick, and my bicycle.

Where is your favorite place in the city to eat?
Souen if I’m feeling healthy, Il Buco if I’m not

List 3 fashion week essentials:
Pens, the girls at Dizon, and a sense of humour!

Does fashion have a place in your life out side of work? If so, in what way?
Of course. I love seeing how the trends we see during NYFW penetrate culture and can actually change it. EVERYONE is affected by these shows whether they like it or not. I also LOVE clothes, so that helps!

InForm Interiors
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Inform Interiors is a retail store that was started by my family 51 years ago with the goal of bringing contemporary European design to the Canadian market. It is a really unique store that almost feels like a museum. We also have a beautiful rooftop, which is where I keep my bees!

Urban Beekeeping
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I got my first hive earlier this Spring, and realized quite quickly that there was a potential to beautify the hive itself and make it more architectural. So, I am working with a group of architects and designers to design functional, but architecturally interesting hives. As urban beekeeping becomes more popular, it seems like a great opportunity to integrate design into this beautiful natural process. 

Bensen
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Bensen is a Canadian furniture manufacturer that was started by my stepfather, Niels Bendtsen. All designs and products are made here in downtown Vancouver. I have been working with them to do creative direction and color selections for their various visual and print presentations.



backstage look, Flashback, H/MU

Not long ago in 2010, Proenza Schouler started their hair and make-up signature look for the surf/skate SS10 collection. This specific summer collection was the inspiration for their recent collaboration with MAC cosmetics  (see our previous blog post about this collaboration). To date, the hair and makeup is similar to their earlier looks. Note the minimalist themes: natural skin tones, light colored lips, with darker hues around the eyes. Below we present the Proenza Schouler Girl in a timeline beginning with their most recent show going all the way back to that SS10 collection. “Natural beauty” at it’s finest!

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Proenza Schouler FW14

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Proenza Schouler FW14                             Proenza Schouler SS14

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Proenza Schouler SS14

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Proenza Schouler FW13

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Proenza Schouler FW13

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Proenza Schouler FW13                              Proenza Schouler SS13

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Proenza Schouler FW12                               Proenza Schouler SS12

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Proenza Schouler FW11

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Proenza Schouler FW11                            Proenza Schouler SS11

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Proenza Schouler FW10                            Proenza Schouler SS10

 

Have a look as well at the latest (Fall Campaign of Proenza Schouler)

Photography by Eli Schmidt and Antonella Zangeri.

 

 



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!

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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



Art, arts and culture, Dizon Inc family, dizon team, NYC Culture

This week we are featuring artist Kysa Johnson on our blog, she is a member of the Dizon Inc. family and joins us every fashion week as a freelance coordinator. We sat down with Kysa and asked her a few questions about art, fashion and food. Scroll down to see the interview and a few of her recent installations.

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What’s your favorite thing about working fashion week and what keeps you coming back every season?
The amazing people I get to work with! The camaraderie and the chance to be a part of a smart talented group of people working towards a common creative goal.

What inspires you in your own life or work?
Ohhh so much but mostly nature and science. The sense that everything we are surrounded by at all scales is subject to the same basic physical laws and principles and that these laws and principles are over-arching and elegant.

What are the 3 most played songs/albums on your iTunes?
The War on Drugs, William Onyeabor, an old mix made by my husband called “What’s the Rumpus?”

What are you watching right now?
Sooo much good TV! True Detective, Halt and Catch Fire, Veep, Louie, the Leftovers seems promising, Cosmos…. and embarrassingly I watched about 3 episodes of I Wanna Marry Harry on demand the other night. It was way too terrible to turn off.

List 3 fashion week essentials:
Clothes with pockets, coffee, lip balm

Does fashion have a place in your life out side of fashion week? If so, in what way?
Yes! I love clothes soooo much. I love finding those key pieces each year which define that particular time in your life and I have a vintage clothing fetish. I look forward to our bi-annual trips to Pittsburgh each year almost exclusively because they have fantastic and affordable vintage stores. I actually have dreams every now and again that I am in a warehouse full of vintage clothing (from every era imaginable) and it’s all free, it’s amazing.

Below: Kysa Johnson’s ‘Bank of America waiting room’ installation at The Armory Show (click here for more information about the art installation).

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Kysa’s latest exhibition: ‘blow up 250 – be it ever so humble – subatomic decay patterns after Wyandanch, Payne & Rennert’ at the Halsey Mckay Gallery. The exhibition consists out of a sculptural chalk on blackboard drawing, Johnson employs subatomic decay patterns to define a Hamptons landscape occupied by 3 homes: a wigwam typical of the Montauk, John Howard Payne’s grandfather’s humble estate, and a contemporary palatial one. (for more information, click here)

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Below: ‘blow up 181 – subatomic decay patterns after Piranesi’s Funereal Urns’, 2012.

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For more information on Kysa Johnson, please visit her website, wikipedia-page or artsy.net 

Photography by the Halsey McKay GalleryArtInfo.com and Renato Ghiazza.



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

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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).