James Clotfelter Creates Lighting Installation for Pas de Calais
James Clotfelter (MFA LD ’15 + MFA TD ’15 and his associates Mark DeChiazza and Mote Sinabel created a lighting installation for Japanese clothing company Pas de Calais for their Autumn 2015 fashion show in New York. The staged event required a custom scenic and lighting design installation to integrate with the architecture of the space. Lighting built into the scenery and installed in the periphery was sequenced to the movement of the models and the live music. Following the live event, the installation remained as part of the store’s retail space, located at 482 Broome Street. In the Pas de Calais display window, a black yarn cloud, low-lying fog, and light and shadow created the effect of light passing through storm clouds. Set within a backdrop of atmospheric sound and video, the environment promoted the depth and variation of material and silhouette in the clothing.