Reconstruction 3.0: Life is a Journey is an invitation-only evening of live performances featuring original music, dance and fashion inspired by Louis Vuitton and its heritage of travel. The performances are created by students from Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and the Joffrey Ballet School‘s Jazz and Contemporary Program.
This cross-disciplinary initiative began this past fall with five teams each consisting of a Parsons fashion designer, a New School Jazz composer, and a Joffrey Ballet School choreographer. These teams were tasked to develop a live performance consisting of an original music score, choreography, and conceptual garments that reflect the theme “Life is a Journey.” The garments are reconstructed from previous Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear and textiles.
“Reconstruction 3.0 represents our third collaboration with Louis Vuitton, and once again we’ve pushed the boundaries-this time bringing together our students with composers and choreographers,” commented Simon Collins, dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons. “It has been amazing to work with such great collaborators as Louis Vuitton, New School Jazz and the Joffrey Ballet School. The inspiring results reflect the richness and originality of this effort.”