Connor Covey

Connor Covey

Los Angeles, CA, US


Deste Collection Exhibition

Working closely with the curatorial team at the Bass Museum, the overall design approach for this installation aimed to optimize the potential of the Bass’ spacious gallery, while also creating an engaging experience of the collection to the visitors. Presented in its entirety in the United States for the first time, the Deste Collection’s eight “capsules” are organized in and around a 12-foot high enclosure that creates a more intimate scale and backdrop for the presentation of the various fashion items. The enclosure and its columns are made with translucent corrugated panels to maintain the sense of openness and lightness. These fashion items are displayed on modular pedestals fabricated from high-density foam blocks, assembled in a variety of configurations to achieve a sculptural, yet casual look. Bold colors sampled from the collection’s photographic content serve as the backdrop for the installation. Through the dialogues and juxtapositions between the collection capsules and the ready-made, reusable materials of the installation, the final design presents a show that celebrates the ephemeral nature of high fashion, and evokes a new visual sensitivity emerging from a post-Irma Miami.

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Status: Built
Location: Miami, FL, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Edwin Chan, and Jordan Squires