Tuesday, 27 March 2012

On|Off Internship - Zandra Rhodes - Paris Fashion Week 2012 - ARTnTHAT Origami Instillation

On|Off Paris Venue 
Last week I wrote about my time working at London Fashion Week which was showcased on STV (seen here) talking about my internship working with Doll Creative Events Agency (On|Off) where I primarily based in London.

Zandra Rhodes with her new print design

While working with On|Off at London Fashion Week I was asked to extend my internship with On|Off and work alongside the team at their catwalk shows in Paris - an opportunity which I of course I jumped at! 
In preparation for the Catwalk events in Paris I was asked (with the help of another intern) to create a Art instillation which would showcase On|Off's new Fanzine. 
A concept we had to create, develop and build to be  launched at none other than the the Zandra Rhodes Retrospective Catwalk.
We created over 200 origami birds of various sizes,  folded out of the On|Off Fanzines and
These were then couriered over to Paris and with some help, they were hung up to create the effect of the birds flying out of the fanzines and coming to life flying outwards towards the catwalk...

The instillation was successfully launched at the Zandra Rhodes Retrospective Catwalk,  the team were very pleased at the positive response and the instilation was even featured on the official On|Off Paris Fashion Week promo Seen below.

Me - Matt Russell (Left) and Clara Menie (right) below the Origami Bird Instilation

At Paris Fashion Week I worked with many fashion designers such as Yang Du, Cunnington & Sanderson, Jean Paul L'Espinard, Bernhard Wilhelm, Andrea Crews, & Lee Lapthorne but the most noteworthy would have to be the magnificent eclectic clothing and textiles designer Zandra Rhodes.

Her Catwalk show was a retrospective work of her designs throughout her career entitled "Looking back, Looking Forward".
As well as showing her most famous items worn by Icons such as Princess Diana and Freddy Mercury, Rhodes treated audiences to a brand new design as well as new print which adorned the guests' goodie bags.

It was such a privilege to work with Rhodes and her collection was truly spectacular with her timeless eccentricity and not to mention her wonderful friendly nature. 

Working at Fashion Week in Paris & London was such an amazing experience and hopefully an insight of things to come for ARTnTHAT.

Tuuli looking onwards from the Catwalk.

Diane Pernet - A Shaded View On Fashion

Zandra Rhodes / AW12 from On|Off TV on Vimeo.

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Sunday, 11 March 2012

On|Off Placement - Stroboscopic Event - London Fashion Week - Landrover

I was selected as for an internship to work with Doll - Creative Events Agency (On|Off) where I was based at London and Paris Fashion Week.

On|Off has an amazing track record of discovering and nurturing new talent such as Peter Polotto, Jasper Conran and Gareth Pugh. This season I was given the chance to  work alongside with the amazing Zandra Rhodes, Cunnington & Sanderson, Bernard Wilhelm and so many more at Paris Fashion Week after opening London Fashion Week with this event.

On|Off’s 2012 launch and Paris preview opened at London Fashion Week with an event at the Rook and Raven Gallery hosted in partnership with Land Rover. 

I helped to prepare, organise and set up the event hosted for an exclusive 90 guests audience with celebrities and guests such as Tv host  George Lamb, Pop star Alexandra Burke and Zandra Rhodes, the wonderful iconic fashion designer who I later worked with in Paris Fashion Week.

The designers were married with the music acts in a Jules Holland style showcase, where the musician wore the fashion of the designer. Amanda Lepore the New York transvestite pop star as well as Natt Weller (Son of Singer songwriter Paul Weller) had to be some of the highlights of the music whilst wearing some amazing designs by, Textiles Designer and founder of On|Off Lee Lapthorne and Japanese eccentric fashion designer Yang Du as well as many other up and coming designers.

Acts and Designers:
Amanda Lepore ft Charlie Le Mindu
Martin Creed ft Matteo Molinari
Natt Weller ft Lee Lapthorne
Ryan Styles ft Yang Du
Irina Lazareanu ft Raphaelle H’Limi
Brendan Courtney ft Bronwen Marshall
Along with Early Morning Rebel and Marques Toliver.

Alexandra Burke, Zandra Rhodes and Amanda Lepore.

DJ Natt Weller (Son of Paul Weller)

Yang Du

Cunnington and Sanderson

Amanda Lepore

George Lamb

Zandra Rhodes and Amanda Lepore

Tuuli (Middle) and Lee Lapthorne (Right)

Brendan Courtney

On|Off Land Rover London event from On|Off TV on Vimeo.


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