Curators, Lou Stoppard and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited SJ and seven other designers to consider how fashion and design are affected by new technology. In September 2016 the exhibition opened, ‘The Extraordinary Process,’ at the Maison Mais Non, Soho.
Stephen Jones’ Manifesto:
'Let this spinning vortex and the spirit of Stephen & Zaha transform your reality into your dream'.
Since the launch of Stephen Jones' and his client Zaha's Hadid's practices both in 1980, the spiral has been a talisman of energy and excitement in their work. This rotating hat of red Perspex, was inspired by Hadid’s pencil sketches for the 1990 ‘Monsoon’ Restaurant in Sapporo and featured by Jones in 'A Magazine Curated By Stephen Jones' of 2013. One might muse that in the future one's appearance and even one's personality might be transmogrified by a vortex of energy. Are you sitting comfortably?
Breathe in… 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...