pas de calais ss15 fashion event
CURATION and PRODUCTION of LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
A staged event in fashion label pas de calais' flagship Soho store required a set custom designed to integrate with the architecture of the space. DeChiazza created the necessary infrastructure to build the set and produce the event, hiring a complete team of collaborators and overseeing all aspects— from lighting, to music performance, to the eventual staging of the 15 models, who walked serpentine patterns within the set while wearing designer Yukari Suda's SS15 collection.
DeChiazza's team re-made the emptied main floor of pas de calais' store Broome Street store, installing a series of five parallel metal batons that suspended 60 running-feet of 10-foot-tall indigo-dyed rayon yarn panels, designed and fabricated for the event. pas de calais kept elements of the set on display in the retail space as a special installation for the remainder of fashion week.
To suspend metal batons in the space at a level higher than the lower beam that runs the length of the store, DeChiazza's team designed and fabricated a system of rigging elements that could fasten to the architecture in the store and integrate with the aesthetics of the space, enabling the batons to penetrate through the white cable grid that is a dominant design element in the space. The metal batons concealed a system of dimmable, focused LED lighting that illuminated the yarn panels from above.
Mote Sinabel (co-design, artistic direction)
James Clotfelter (lighting design and fabrication)
Sylvianne Shurman (assistant set designer and fabrication)
David Crowell (composer)
Ian Rosenbaum (musician-marimba)