We played with an old art school exercise called "Exquisite Corpse" to make a fun display for Generra's Washington St. store. The exercise was started by the surrealists as a way to collaborate and mix styles without letting preconceptions inform the artists' decisions.
We used a number of found images from neo-classical paintings to popular cartoons as well was our own drawings to make stacked, interchangeable figures for the windows.
Some digital mockups... ... and the installed view.
There were exactly 4 people working at the factory, and one baby, and 2 dogs... and they make the best dress/suit forms in the world.
Before the visit we were a little annoyed at how little info was on their website; after the visit we loved them for it. It is really an adorable little business where they do things the same way they have for decades, and because they're the best, they don't have to change.
It's spring, at least from a meteorological standpoint, and AAE is coming out of hibernation...
Aux Armes is a constantly evolving project that began simply with designing window displays and is currently involved in projects ranging from design store concepts to fashion presentation design, showroom production, and brand development.
Since a good portion of our work never sees the light of day (yes, our studio is currently below ground), we want to give an up to date window into the work we do, from inspiration to completion. Half the fun is the process after all.