This year’s Jezabels headline shows pushed the envelope of design, possibility and reality. We set out with the vision of creating a dystopian future, one disconnected from reality; extreme and elegant.
The challenge: Deliver these big ideas in a design big enough to conquer the mountain of the iconic Sydney Opera House, while being small and nimble enough to tour overnight through a logistical nightmare of dates and festivals.
The design brief from the guys came through as wanted to capture this idea between a dystopian setting and how detached beauty can come out of that. This led to the development of the make up frames, comprised of a tungsten outer and an array of 3/5 lense inside. These where backlit and provided the main backdrop for the show.
The show itself was to take the Opera House concert hall to it’s limits, with a series of live fly cues at the top of the show to make an organ recital possible as well as a sleek stage show.
A feat that has not been attempted in the last 10 years.