The Content 09 installation show at the Ace hotel was more fun than I anticipated. I think that an installation suit me much better than a fashion show. It allows me to be a bit more calm and creative with how I want to present the work. Plus I get to do both being a window dresser and a clothing designer. I wanted to do something a bit creepy for this show. I took an inspiration from Hitchcock’s film, The Birds. Beka and I went to the flower market trying to find fake crows and scary looking birds. Eventually we found owls too. The concept of yarn came from our fashion shoot from Autumn 09. My talented friend Marc came up with the idea of wrapping yarns around trees. I also wanted to just use black and white to echo my pieces. The black and white yarns went quite well with the clothing details for this Spring/Summer 10 brand new work. I could not find fake blood that won’t ruin the clothes or the room. The installation turned out to be more serene and pretty than my original intention. It is why I love doing windows so much. You never know how it is going to turn out. The installation always takes shape on its own term.
My friend Heather helped with for the full 4 hours of installation. Thanks, Heather! We had fun.
It was such a pleasure seeing all 35 designers and their rooms. They were incredible and very creative. Many thanks to How We Develop, The Ace Hotel, The Portland Mercury, and to everyone who came out and supported our design community. Can’t wait until next year. Enjoy your Monday.