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Shona Heath Multidisciplinary Creative

Tim Walker 'Wonderful Things'

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Shona Heath is a pioneering Set Designer and Creative. She is responsible for creating some of the most memorable fashion stories from the past two decades, showcasing her work in advertising, installations, fashion shows and editorials with an unmistakable, surreal beauty. Her links with the fashion, art and film world continue to grow, making her an in demand creative collaborator.

Shona's work over the past 20 years with fashion photographers such as Tim Walker, Craig McDean, Inez and Vinoodh, Paolo Roversi, Jackie Nickerson, Nick Knight, Josh Olins and Julia Hetta has made a pivotal contribution to iconic fashion images and contemporary storytelling. This includes her numerous editorial, advertising and fashion show collaborations with British brands and worldwide luxury fashion houses like Dior, Hermes, Halpern, Marni, Prada, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Mulberry and Valentino, Jo Malone, Sotheby's, Liberty London. Editorial publications American, British and Italian Vogue, AnOther Magazine, Pop, Love, 032c, Wallpaper, Dazed and Confused, Quest, Modern Matter.

Her innate multi-disciplinary approach to design, has evolved her work far beyond the traditional definitions of set design to now encompass exhibition design, interiors, film production design, graphic design and illustration. Her set designs overflow into the people around them and she often turns her hand seamlessly to costume design, collaborating in corregraphy, music sound and casting.

Her highly praised sets and costumes for the Alice and Wonderland themed 2018 Pirelli Calendar highlight her ability to make a contemporary universe from a well-loved story.

Well known for her close collaboration with acclaimed photographer Tim Walker, her work designing the V&A's Tim Walker Wonderful Things exhibition has been one of the museums most successful photographic exhibitions shows to date. Amongst spectacular design and original set pieces, the exhibition showcases much of the photography from their magical 20yr collaboration as well as ten new photographic shoots Tim and herself created especially for the V&A Museum. The exhibition is now intended to tour the world.

Similar projects include 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' exhibition at Noordbrabants Museum's, the 'Isabella Blow' exhibition at Somerset House and 'Silent Partners' at Fitzwilliam Museum, where she developed new sculptural artworks to sign post visitors through the exhibition.

Since 2015, Shona has collaborated with Marni transforming architectural spaces into stylized interactive environments for their much loved shows.

She has conjured unforgettable imagery for music industry giants such as Bjork, Harry Styles and Goldfrapp, as well as lending her unique vision to create stunning installations and window displays around the world. Her collaborations include Barneys New York, Harrods, Colette, J Crew, Kate Spade, Harrods, H&M, Tiffany and Dior.

Her work with her husband Tim Gutt has been steadily evolving and their recent art book "We went and we were "crosses boundaries between photography, choreography and live installation. They continue to collaborate on highly creative, explorative projects for Modern Matter and Jo Malone London.

Working with her small team in Dalston, London, she continues to spark imaginations and provide ideas in abundance when brands want to think outside of the box.

Shona's vision could be described as confident and playful, a balance of refined and raw with an experimental use of materials; always with a feminine approach. Drawing inspiration from the people and the art around her, she stretches and distorts motifs from the natural world to create her own unique landscapes. Often taking a humorous approach to the everyday domestic or the concept of luxury, her work has a lightness and sense of fun that she is renowned for.

Working with her small team in Dalston, London, she continues to spark imaginations and provide ideas in abundance when brands want to think outside of the box.

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