Fredrik Tjærandsen’s Inflatable Creations Enter the Void in Nick Knight’s Surreal Fashion Film Torus.
Central Saint Martins star Fredrik Tjærandsen’s BA collection blew up the moment it hit the graduate catwalk in June 2019 – his inflatable designs became instant internet hits.
Nick Knight teamed up with Tjærandsen, Britt Lloyd, Raquel Couceiro and choreographer Wayne McGregor to film the wearable bubbles in a live streamed shoot. In this fashion film and love story of sorts, the designs offer up meditations on human connection. Dancers orbit in darkness, only occasionally lit as they transition through a temporal universe. Physical connection is impossible, yet craved nevertheless.
The wearable bubbles are a reflection on identity, drawing on the designer’s childhood memories. They encourage both wearer and viewer to see the world through alternate perspectives, whilst serving as a metaphor for how we might find alternate ways to connect with one another even in the most isolated of times.
A torus is an infinite shape in which all parts are connected…If we can see and imagine ourselves in this universal entity, we can be both separate and connected with everything else.Fredrik Tjærandsen
Explore the accompanying live shoot footage of Torus, interviews with Tjærandsen and McGregor, and editorial gallery exclusively on SHOWstudio.com
Direction: Nick Knight
Fashion: Fredrik Tjærandsen
Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Performance:Joshua Barwick, Izzac Carroll, Jordan Bridge, Jacob O’Connell, Kyle White, Chien-Shun Liao, Sharia Johnson, Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Eileih Muir, and Camille Bracher of Studio Wayne McGregor and Ethan Jacobs
Styling: Fredrik Tjærandsen
Hair: Alfie Sackett
Make-up: Laura Dominique
Nails: Adam Slee
Film Edit: Raquel Couceiro
Film Camera: Britt Lloyd, Raquel Couceiro
Music: Roly Porter
DIT: David Palmer
Production: Liberte Productions
First Camera Assistant: Phil Martin
Photographic Assistance: Thomas Alexander, Megan Jordan, Gabor Herczegfalvi, Josh Tarn
Hair Assistance: Rebecca O’Neill, Carlyn Griscti, Natalia Alves
Make-up Assistance: Nohelia Reyea, Lyn Weiscz, Melanie Christou, Manabu Nobuoka
Nail Assistance: Keziah Waudby, Veronica Butenk, Jasmin Samavati, Amy Atkins
Production Assistance: Jack Beazley
BTS Loader: Kit Whalley-Payne
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