18 May 2012
After recently mentioning a "stange album" with former collaborator Dev Hynes (Blood Orange,) a re-edit of Never Let Me Go has been released via Interview Magazine featuring both Hynes and Welch. Check it out below!
16 Apr 2012
For Florence + The Machine's 2012 Coachella performance Florence wore Hannah Marshall, who she has previously sported in various music videos. Before the unveiling of the ensemble Hannah Marshall teased us by uploading pictures onto her Facebook page and also thanks to Grazia we can show you a sketch of the design.
Here is a video of F+TM performing Only If For A Night at Coachella:
UPDATE: MOODBOARDS AND BEHIND THE SCENES COURTESY OF ELLE MAGAZINE
10 Apr 2012
Working with Directors Tom & Tabitha and Aldene Johnson Florence’s stylist, we created the set and costume for Florence & the Machine‘s Cosmic Love Music Video. In order to create the cosmic feeling we created an orange rotating forest, an infinity room, with lots of flickering hand painted light bulbs, and finally the light up dress. Her other outfit was designed by Hannah Marshall It was a wonderful experience working on this project as everyone involved did an incredible job.
To see the project in the portfolio click here
Florence in the infinity room in a Hannah Marshall catsuit
The rotating trees in action
This is the under layer of lights and electrics
the final layer of tule to diffuse the light
Final checks florence in the dress
Florence through the monitor
we suspended 50 coloured light builbs in a hexagonal mirror room to create an infinity space
Florence emerging from the rotating orange forest
Florence & the Machine in the forest
Florence ready to go
the painted light bulbs
Natalie Oldham putting the finishing touches to the rotating trees
Setting up the orange forest
29 Mar 2012
9 Mar 2012
As Nicholas Kirkwood walked us through his colorful, Paris in the ’20s-inspired fall collection (yes, part of that has to do with seeing Midnight in Paris he told us), we couldn’t help but pause at a shoe with a face and an actual ponytail attached to the heel. And how did this shoe come about?
The shoe, he told us, was inspired by Jean Cocteau and Elsa Schiaparelli, and the hair came from a wig shop. The hair color is important, too. “It’s like a Florence and the Machine kind of red,” Kirkwood said. “The thing is there were about 12 different reds and I wanted that auburn-y color that she has.”
As for the rest of the collection, Kirkwood used vintage fabrics from the ’60s, frills down the heels of shoes, and covered a pair of boots completely in feathers so they looked like fur. My favorite detail was an enamel and metal bow attached mid-heel on several shoes. “It’s like jewelry for your heels,” Kirkwood explained.
And after watching that model stumble so many times in Giuseppe Zannotti’s shoes at Anthony Vacarrello’s show we had to ask, does he ever worry about models falling in his shoes? This season Kirkwood did the runway shoes for Peter Pilotto, Erdem and Suno. “I had a girl fall in Rodarte,” Kirkwood said, “but quite often [models fall] because they’re wearing shoes that are a few sizes too big.” Still, Kirkwood added, “You definitely think about it. I just try to predict if something is going to be too difficult to walk in before hand. It’s less of a problem now than two years ago–the heels were so high and girls kept falling.”
Those bow heels look just right.