Competition #10 L&S
What You See …
An imagination of scenes within scenes
Location: New York, NY
Program: Boffo Building Fashion Competition for Lake & Stars
The Lake & Stars lingerie collection inspired us towards devising a retail environment that visually and spatially enhances the customers’ connection to the line through creation of scenarios and narratives. Drawing from the designers' thematic inspiration for their campaigns and their desire for intimates to be seen, our intention is to transform the site so The Lake & Stars can inhabit the space scenically and contextually, framing the customers visual perception. They can see the line, not on hangers but within situations - and immerse themselves within landscapes of the line. Looking into viewing mechanisms, Caspar David Friedrich, tunnel books, The Lake & Stars collections and campaigns, the design is based on a clear, connected triad of frames placed into the site, thus activating the space.
The triangle is derived from wanting to create at two stages for The Lake & Stars to present their line, and one stage for the customer to engage with the line. A triad of frames and differences in frame dimension also presents overlapping situations and depth. It is also drawing from the line itself - where the series of frames, like the design of the lingerie - can hide and reveal, constrain and compel.