Exclusive Interview: Michael Brown of Lot71, the guy behind Mizrahi’s runway shows + more

Isaac Mizrah

Remember Isaac Mizrahi’s Spring 2010 runway show? The branded gymnasium Y-3 used as a catwalk for it’s Fall 2007 collection? And what about the mechanical bull at Kaelen’s Fall 2011 presentation at this past New York Fashion Week?  Well,the magical mind behind these insane shows and presentations is Michael Brown, founder of Lot71 and creative director of experiences and a designer-artist-architect of spaces.

He’s designed some of the most amazing experiences in fashion and jaw-dropping sets on Broadway.

I had the opportunity to Exclusively Interview Michael Brown for Haute Living Magazine’s Haute Blog.  You can read it here.  We talk about New York, his inspiration, and how it working with Isaac Mizrahi.

Here are a few images of some of Michael’s work: You can visit lot71.com to see the rest of his portfolio, including the set of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Michael Brown of Lot71 designs Kaelen Spring 2011 presentation

This is from the Kaelen Fall 2011 presentation.  You can view more images of the set design and collection here.

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The branded gymnasium at Hunter College for Y-3 Fall 2007 runway show.

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More from Y-3 Fall 2007 runway show.

ThakoonFW2010(2)

Lot71 was commissioned to transform Eyebeam into a warm, enveloping, womb-like space for the Thakoon Fall 2010 runway show.

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The Spring 2011 Press Preview of Target™

SwarovskiSS2011(2)

For the Spring 2011 Press Preview of Swarovski Crystallized™, Lot71 was commissioned to design an installation that would evoke the nautical inspiration of the collection.

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For the Isaac Mizrahi Spring 2010 runway show, Lot71 was instructed to create a space evocative of a 1940's Hollywood soundstage.

DieselFW2010(1)

For the Diesel Black Gold Fall 2010 runway show, there was an amazing architectural model entrance made up of metallic and reflective surfaces that would appear to emerge from the vast white-washed cinderblock venue wall.

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