Initially made for Ill-Studio’s first solo exhibition in Paris, this sculpture made of plaster represents a pair of Nike TN. The Nike TN is a very popular shoe of the French youth culture from the 2000s, and it is here presented as seen by future archaeologists finding a vestige of our modern civilisation.
Ill-Studio conceptualized an installation at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris for the Pigalle Spring-Summer 2018 fashion show.
The installation explored the lifelong relationship between art and the anatomy of the human body and its performances. The scenography established visual parallels between the past, present and future of modernity, from the Roman Antiquity to the Avant-Garde era of the early 20th century and the Open-Source times we live in today.
Music composed by Thomas Roussel . Production by Villa Eugenie
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Carhartt WIP invited Ill-Studio to imagine and curate an exhibition about the past, present and future of the brand. Rather than using a chronological approach, Ill-Studio imagined a giant installation at St Agnes in Berlin, a brutalist church turned art gallery.
The exhibition was a mix of iconic pieces of the brand’s history together with curated cultural artefacts and new works made specially for the occasion.
Production : David De Moutis / DDMW
In 2017, Ill-Studio was appointed by Converse to rethink the brand’s global look and feel, from photography to design, casting, styling, wording and creative strategies. The result was a 200 pages Brand Visual Center book, setting up guidelines and inspirational content to illustrate Ill-Studio’s strategy and positioning for the brand’s new identity.
Along with a global rework of Converse image direction, Ill-Studio was commissioned to create the Summer 2018 worldwide campaign of their iconic Chuck 70s shoe.
The campaign focuses on the idea that the Chuck 70s is an iconic object grounded in popular culture and gives a modern take on Converse’s emblematic campaigns from the 1970s.
Photographer : Maxime Guyon