Calvin Harris video "My Way"

 

In October 2016 we were approached by Tanya Gill of ICONHOUSE to build a unique ensemble for an upcoming Calvin Harris video. We were challenged to create a gown which was to be part Hajime Sorayama-inspired cyborg girl, part couture ballgown, and illuminated from within~

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To achieve the metallic carapace covering the upper body, we created a variety of mechanized-looking structures and tailored them to the female form. We then vacuum-formed PETG over them, adding details including cast-off parts gleaned from Nasa’s shuttle program. These parts were then chromed in-house and prepared for internal lighting details~

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The illuminated skirt was created from a lenticular film, utilized to disperse the points of LED lighting housed within. An overskirt was created using three layers of gauzy grey polyester for a feminine, floaty effect meant to counterbalance the hardness of the upper body structure~

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The internal lighting was controlled off-screen by bluetooth-enabled transformer to enable a lightning-like effect, further enhanced in post-production~

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Worn by actress Emanuela Postacchini, the gown was created entirely in-house at Michael Schmidt Studios in downtown Los Angeles~

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