Costumes

Lexus Strobe (2014)

2014

For Strobe, director Adam Berg wanted to recreate movement without gravity, hindrances or boundaries. Inspired by the work of 19th-century photographer Edweard Muybridge, he set out to do this with stuntmen wearing LED suits, suspended from tall buildings across the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, lighting them up in sequence as the camera rolled to give … Continue reading Lexus Strobe (2014)


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.


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: 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