Style designers can get their inspiration in a number of the most uncommon locations. And whereas the world of excessive vogue might sound distant and confined to the impractical clothes you see fashions wrestle to put on on the catwalk, it may possibly, actually, hint its roots to a number of the most down-to-earth locations.
Take 22.1 Avenue D’Ivry, the most recent marketing campaign from Music for the Mute. This Australian excessive vogue model considers every new season to be an expressive new chapter which is stylistically completely different from the final. Often informed by a story of outstanding materials and experimental processes, Music for the Mute’s newest marketing campaign additionally options peculiar individuals from the streets of Paris.
The challenge, which acts as an ode to the brutalist Les Olympiades housing improvement within the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris, options photos taken by photographer Daniel Gurton, specifically shot brief movies, a restricted version newspaper, and retailer installations in key retail locations worldwide.
However why the thirteenth arrondissement? Effectively, that is the place Music for the Mute co-founder Lyna Ty spent her childhood within the Nineteen Nineties. The realm, affectionately generally known as Le Quartier Asiatique, is loaded with nostalgic recollections for Lyna. These recollections, distorted by nostalgia, in addition to the individuals she knew again then, kind the inspiration behind the gathering.
“I bear in mind peeking by concrete modernist home windows into the other-worldly interiors of neighbours’ residences,” she explains. “By these small however many home windows, you possibly can learn the story of those completely different people – the lifetime of Les Olympiades.”
The spine of the challenge, although, is the pictures essay by Daniel Gurton. This collection of photos juxtaposes photos of imposing tower blocks, esplanades and purchasing arcades with portraits of native residents sporting items from the Music for the Mute assortment, which they’ve chosen to put on themselves.
The pictures are reproduced in a tabloid newspaper designed by 21–87, which brings collectively an ensemble forged together with Mounir, an actor-comedian who grew up within the space; Benoit, who has been a resident for the reason that improvement was inbuilt 1974; and younger artist Lea, a current arrival drawn to the realm by her personal familial recollections.
“We needed to seize the neighbourhood and sense of group that Lyna remembered from her childhood,” Daniel explains. “And though in some methods the realm has modified dramatically, in others it is a lot the identical: an city panorama that brings people collectively, a backdrop for his or her interactions and every day routines.”
In addition to the images, Daniel has directed a collection of brief movies impressed by French nationwide broadcaster ORTF’s documentaries of the ’70s and ’80s. These movies see residents discuss what Les Olympiades means to them, interspersed with calm, meditative vignettes of the city surroundings.
Topping off the marketing campaign is a collection of specifically designed retail installations created by 21-87. That includes life-size reproductions of Daniel’s pictures, these shops embody clothes displayed in opposition to a backdrop of polished chrome steel panels and pebble-wash paving slabs, bringing the béton brut structure of Avenue D’Ivry to West Hollywood (H Lorenzo) and Vancouver (Roden Grey)
Designed with a modular method meaning the elements could be re-purposed for future shows, the set up additionally cuts down on wastage and offcuts.
“Narrative is on the coronary heart of each Music for the Mute assortment,” provides Matt Busher, founder and director at 21–87. “Our retailer installations for 22.1 Avenue D’Ivry are designed as portals, transporting prospects into Lyna’s childhood recollections of Paris within the mid-90s.”