Fashion

Anya Hindmarch: Christmas greetings film

2013

A short Christmas film with Anya Hindmarch based on the Cascade show we did in 2013, consisting of a pyramid of dominoes with lifting doors and a rotating  drum. Pyramid build by Mr Domino’s-Robin Weijer’s team from Amsterdam.


Anya Hindmarch: Cascade (2013)

2013

Another fun but edgy show with my team. Cascade featured an extraordinary display of 55,000 cascading dominoes that magically triggered bags to rise from hidden locations. After we had installed the  animatronics we left the  dominos builders for five days until the day of the show. All was good until we almost had a  guest in … Continue reading Anya Hindmarch: Cascade (2013)


Anya Hindmarch: Pomp and Pleasure (2013)

2012

  Another collaboration with Anya’s creative team, with set construction by Diagon. This show had ten rooms with animatronic effects and was influenced by pop-up books. Movements were controlled by my team of fifteen effects-builders from behind the sets.


Hussein Chalayan: Wig

2010

A very big challenge. This job was for the art project I Am Sad Leyla by Hussein Chalayan, and displayed at Galerist in Istanbul. The team made a wig that could change styles: fringe  and  hair-length grew  and reversed  again. We had layers of skullcaps to cope with the different styles and with onboard motors and … Continue reading Hussein Chalayan: Wig


Lady Gaga: Living Dress (2010)

2009

This was made in London at Baker Coogan under Pete Brook from Jim Henson’s Creature shop in LA. Headed by Vin Burnham, I was responsible for leading the mechanical team creating the moving parts.


Lulu Guinness: Singing Handbag (2009)

2009

A mechanical hand bag with singing bird. I had an expert’s introduction into Victorian mechanical music boxes  at Automatomania in Scotland, who also did the feathering. Electronics were by David Buckley in Manchester, and the fantastic making-of film (below) was by  Dee Koppang.


Hussein Chalayan: Blossom

2007

Airborne Autumn/Winter 07 by Hussein Chalayan This Blossom dress and a mechanical hood made with Hussein Chalayan and Paris fashion show.


Hussein Chalayan: Big Bang dresses (2008)

2007

First sketch for a six-week job of two mechanical dresses for the catwalk.   First playing           Adding mechanics and testing     Two Big Bang mechanical dresses for Hussein Chalayan’s Paris fashion show.