Now this is an interesting one!
We were approached by Your Studio, based in Shoreditch, to create a visual and sensory experience through props for Topshop & Topman, who had teamed up with Netflix, to bring Stranger Things 2 to life, in a fusion of fashion, culture and entertainment!
The hit retro sci-fi show follows a group of kids in small town America in the 1980’s, as they encounter dark forces….
We were tasked with sourcing 3 sets of identical vintage props and furniture, for 3 Topshop sites in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
Your Studio had designed a corridor of 18 American style college lockers, with graphics placed at the end, announcing the arrival of the new season of Stranger Things.
Inside many of the lockers, were references to the show and the characters, including a shrine to Barb, Nancy’s locker filled with old school books and love letters, a locker full of furbies (!), The Clash, blaring out “Shall I Stay Or Shall I Go” and another locker with a loud crashing noise, coming from within the locker, giving a sense that something is trying to escape!
What fun we had with that!
We sourced the steel lockers to get that American college feel and got busy finding the various props.
We had vintage furbies flying in from all over the land, baseballs bats, fairy lights, and old school books to name just a few!
Nancy’s locker, with old school books, a baseball bat and love letters from boyfriend, Steve…
Here’s the shrine to Barb, complete with candles, flowers and a garland…
We also made an underworld portal, looking as though it was bursting out of a locker…
This event runs at Topshop until 31st October, so pop in store and have a look at their exclusive, limited edition collection of retro inspired t-shirts and sweatshirts.
For fans of Stranger Things, the second season starts today, Friday 27th October on Netflix and music streaming service, Spotify has has added a spooky Upside Down filter to its web player and desktop app that will make you even more desperate for the new episodes to drop!
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