Posted on July 10 2017
Three months ago, we were asked to collaborate with our super cool friends Katherine Helen Fisher and Shimmy Boyle of Safety Third Productions. They were directing a short film for Standard Vision and the Palm Springs Art Museum at the stunning Albert Frey House in Palm Springs.
First of all, anything Kate and Shimmy are up to is bound to be the coolest, most artful and inspiring so there was no arm-twisting needed. Second of all, you can just breathe the words "Palm Springs" around this office and bags are packed.* But once Kate and Shimmy unveiled their concept, test shots, and the whole host of amazing artists, dancers, and makers that were going to be collaborating, we knew this was a project not to be missed.
We had just finished showing our 4th Collection (Fall 2017) and felt like the metallic pieces would be perfect for living out our Barbarella-inspired dreams at the Mid-century Modern Frey House, perched on a rocky hillside in the desert.
Our designer, John, got to work expanding upon the pieces from the collection, keeping the same silhouettes, but experimenting in new metallic versions. What he came up with was so fun and the dancers looked like beautiful space angels.
A 1-minute version of the film will be playing on Standard Vision's media facade at LA Live starting this Thursday and we can't wait for everyone to see! In the meantime, here are a few photos from the production.
Oh! And if you're in the neighborhood on Thursday night, please join us across from the screen at the Yard House for some drinks and viewing, 8pm-midnight.
*We were all desert dwellers in a past life.
Photos provided by: Safety Third Productions