_PAST HAUT [RESIDENCY]   004/6.18









<< LIVE ARCHIVES: HAUT [RESIDENCY] marked the first of LIVE ARCHIVES’ new residency events. Together, with Haut, we presented an ‘off space’ project on the theme of desire.

An established term in the European scene, an off space is a project space outside the commercial establishment of the creative industries. As an alternative to normative cultural consumption and artistic practice, an off space is a place where creative minds can exist, create and show across disciplines and outside the structure of an established scene. The residency engaged with the environment of London; conscious of what this environment was saying, and how to reflect back into it. In one of the most commercialised, systematised cities in the world, we sacrifice our individuality for opportunities and acceptance. It is increasingly impossible for any kind of creative community to exist outside the established order. As a response, the off space was an opportunity to appreciate flexibility and impermanence and show work in an installation that aimed to creatively push the boundaries of traditional display and retail.

Photography
CHARLIE KWAI
Art Direction
TOM BALCHI
Styling
HANNA SAMSON
Sculpture
NURAL MOSER
Hair & Make-up
OLIVIA LEIGH
Casting
TYTIAH BLAKE

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_PAST   THE CIRCLE   003/07.15









<< Taking inspiration from Elizabeth Wilson’s 2007 essay ‘A Note on Glamour’, The Circle brought together work by designers including Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Dior Homme, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens and Vivienne Westwood. By choosing to address appearance and apparition through visual codes of reflection and lustre, curator Jeff Horsley revisited the occult associations of glamour’s ancient Celtic roots.

Photography & Art Direction
PAULINA OTYLIE SURY
Pieces
STRUT LONDON ARCHIVE
Curation & Event Design
JEFF HORSLEY

Press
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[DAZED DIGITAL]
[CLASH]
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_PAST   YOHJI YAMAMOTO   002/04.15








<< In the words of Yohji Yamamoto, museums are where fashion goes to die. For Yohji Yamamoto Showspace, curator Jeff Horsley chose to display over 60 pieces by Yamamoto on both mannequins and live models. This contemporary interpretation of a couture salon was both a reminder of clothing’s natural connection to the moving body and a commentary on the unfortunate inertia of traditional archive culture.

Photography & Art Direction
JAMES ARI KING
Styling
AMANDA HANSON 
Pieces
STRUT LONDON ARCHIVE
Curation & Event Design
JEFF HORSLEY

PRESS
[i-D]
[DAZED DIGITAL]
[SANG BLEU]
[COMPLEX]
[HARPERS BAZZAR]