ZOE BRADLEY’S JAMES BOND SPECTRE DAY OF THE DEAD DRESS WITH OMEGA WATCHES
As opening film sequences go, the new James Bond film, Spectre is pretty spectacular.
Celebrating the annual festival of Day of the Dead, a cast of thousands pulsate through the sultry heat of the Mexico City streets. They are dressed in the most elaborate and detailed costumes ever undertaken in any James Bond film.
We were delighted therefore to get a call from leading luxury watch brand, Omega, whose timepieces have been worn by James Bond for the last 20 years, to ask if we could recreate one of the spectacular dresses that feature in the opening sequence.
Zoe Bradley and her team set to work on sketches, designing elaborate and voluminous dress shapes and headpieces, incorporating large flowers and skulls. All of which were to be realised in paper!
The dress was commissioned by the top department store in Berlin Kaufhaus des Westerns (KaDeWe), whose entire windows have been dedicated to the new James Bond film.
The Day of the Dead dress was created from our studio using hundreds of hand crafted white paper flowers and 15 skulls were painstakingly put together using white paper. These were then applied by hand to the dress frame, creating a huge sweep across the window and framing a film still from the opening Mexico sequence.
Actress Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny opened the Omega James Bond exhibition at the luxury department last week ahead of the Berlin Premiere of the film. The exhibition is open to the public until the 14th November 2015.
ZOE BRADLEY SHOWCASES PAPER SCULPTURE AT THE LAUNCH OF LONDON CRAFT WEEK AT THE V&A
Wednesday, May 6th saw the opening night of London Craft Week #LCW15 at the V&A Museum London. We were privileged to showcase two pieces of our work on the night, which was officially opened by artist Grayson Perry. A huge vase of gold & white paper sculpted flowers adorned the circular bar in the foyer of the V&A. Crafted by hand over a number of weeks in our studio, the floral display attracted favourable attention & popped up on numerous instagram & twitter feeds throughout the night!
Our second paper sculpture was a colourful display of intricately cut exotic flowers, which was originally commissioned by a client in Shanghai. Invited guests from the world’s of art, design, food & culture sipped Nyetimber sparkling wine and ate the most incredible canapés that were works of art themselves. We loved chatting to TV presenter Kirstie Allsop on her collection of paper maquettes and other guests that included Tom Dixon, Jo Malone, Mark Hix, Kit Kemp (Firmdale Hotels) and Peter Williams (founder Jack Wills).
ZOE BRADLEY LAUNCHES HER FIRST PAPER PRODUCT LINE INTO FORTNUM & MASON LONDON
Zoe Bradley has launched an exclusive collection as part of Crafted, London Craft Week and Fortnum and Mason. Our capsule paper rose pieces sit alongside some other exceptional crafts people showcasing their work at Fortnum & mason store. Remember, if we are lucky enough to sell out of our limited but exclusive range at Fortnum & Mason, you are merely a few clicks away from purchasing product from our very own (and new) shop!