INSPIRATION / Style Icon's wardrobe signage
Back in February I was tasked with a rather unusual but lovely job! Shonagh Marshall, a fashion curator, was working on archiving and organising the London wardrobe of a well known style icon (whose name I can't disclose), and asked me to help with creating calligraphy labels for the various store boxes and wardrobe sections.
So, for two days I was situated in the dressing room of dreams, knee-deep in a haze of Chanel boxes stuffed with headdresses, masks, costume jewellery and corsets, and rails of incredible pieces from the likes of McQueen, Rick Owens and Alaïa.
Shonagh herself was an incredible inspiration. She started her career archiving the Alexander McQueen collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which is the best exhibition I've ever seen. I bombarded her with questions about the vintage Dior, antique kimonos and Chanel couture peppered around the house and dressing room.
Writing signage for the wardrobes:
It's one the things I love about being a calligraphy studio - every day is different and we get to work on some incredible projects.
Thank you to Shonagh for inviting us to assist!