Customized for Hélène Michèle
Helene: I had seen the work she did with Quixotic and they are a huge inspiration for me. I knew I wanted her to be a part of anything I did.
I want my dancers to be represented just as much as I am and their costumes must complement our show and me on stage.
I chose more of a sexier vibe for the black costumes to fit with more of the edgier songs I have and will have in future performances.
I wanted the white costumes to have more of a classic look with a futuristic touch on the skirts. I knew I wanted white costumes because the lights would look so good on them and really make them stand out.
Q: How did you like the black costume design?
i love them, and have been obsessed with the straps every time i see them on the girls.
They complement the bodies very well.
I want design to be a huge part of our performance and I love the way she understands what I am looking for.
She has a very edgy, fashion forward mind like me and it helps that she has a similar vision for the costumes.
The white costumes are beautiful and elegant on the dancers.
Some of my songs are softer and the white design gives the songs what they need. It is all a picture that has to make sense. When you skip on these details, it might not be noticed, but when they are there, it completes the entire story.
I wanted to do a combination of a street look with the white, sort of like ‘dancers after class’.
Echo’s costumes enable the dancers to make sense and complement me in these pictures.
Q: who shot the picture?
Helene: Piper Rastello
The white costume shoot was inspired by a song I heard by the band ‘The White Lies’ called ‘Death’ (ha)
Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWROL973r7U
I often hear songs or see an image and it will inspire an entire shoot, song, or idea.
That is why visuals are so important to me in my show and that is why I really wanted the costumes to be a part of it.
I am a huge fan of you Echo!
I definitely plan on including Echowear in future shows and collaborating with Echo for ideas and different concepts.
I hope to be able to promote her work on tours and in videos. I like the idea of a team and it would be very meaningful for me to see her grow and keep her with me.