Grayson Boyd Launch – Miami Swim Week: July 2017

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When direction and fashion combine, Michael Boyd is in his ultimate element. While running Mr Boyd, Michael and Sam Gray have been working tirelessly behind the scenes on their own mens swim and resort wear collection: Grayson Boyd.

Before launching the Australian label, Grayson Boyd was scouted and invited by Art Hearts Fashion to show at Miami Swim Week 2017, where they have just launched to the world with rave reviews.

Michael’s creative direction talents played into Grayson Boyd’s hand, elevating their runway experience, where he had control over styling, movement, music and visual media. A huge thank you to Art Hearts Fashion for their professionalism and support as part of this journey.

Grayson Boyd has already gained serious momentum, with the launch being shown on FashionTV;

Australia’s channel 9 was quick to support some muscle, stating that at “Miami Swim Week 2017, emerging Australian brand Grayson Boyd has bucked the trend by sending out a barrage of buff boys.”

Other featured articles are by Fashionably Male, calling Grayson Boyd “an Australian inspired, colour-charged, summer time loving swim and resort wear brand”, and Daily Mail, who claimed “Grayson Boyd was flying the flag for Australians on the Swim Week runway – and they did not disappoint.”

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Grayson Boyd is now live at graysonboyd.com and is taking orders.

More prints are scheduled to drop and the boys are currently in NYC in talks with many stakeholders of very big things to come. Follow their journey on Insta, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

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Heinemann Duty Free Opening: May 2016

A flash back Friday to Mr Boyd collaborating with Eventing Edge for Heinemann Duty Free, bringing the official opening of the worlds largest airport duty free shop at Sydney Airport to life, with a runway full of special moments highlighting the products available.

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Michael Boyd let his creative direction expertise guide an array of professional models down the catwalk and into the eager eyesight of his audience. Rather than having the models just walk, Michael created paused moments influenced by the products available in the duty free area.

All clothing and accessory labels were tastefully styled by Michael Azzollini, and enhance by moments of a spritz of perfume, a touch up of lipstick, a bouquet of flowers given, and more.

Followed by an echoing round of applause, finale of all models, flitter, and the ribbon cutting, it was a sophisticated and creative opening to remember.

Full video here.

To complete the event Mr Boyd also choreographed for the after party held at Circular Quay’s Passenger Terminal. Bree Rakowski stunned in a bejewelled catsuit for her contortion act, Talia Fowler merged pointe with contemporary burlesque complete with a feathered headdress, and four flapper dancers got the party started in colourful fringe dresses.

HEINEMANN TAX & DUTY FREE OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY AT THE OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL, SYDNEY - FRIDAY 6TH MAY, 2016

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Michael Boyd is Creative Director at Mr Boyd. A selection of his work as a director and choreographer is available at mrboyd.global

Photography by Belinda Rolland.

Bulgari Art Award: May 2016

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The team at Mr Boyd would like to congratulate the winner of this years Bulgari Art Award,  Tomislav Nikolic.

This time last year Michael Boyd collaborated with Bulgari to create a contemporary piece with moments of pas de deux performed by Andrew Crawford, Laura May, Lucy Palmer, and Madeleine Kazda. Choreographed around two 40-metre tables full of dining guests, the performers glided around the outside and through the middle of their audience in the iconic lobby of the Australian Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Full video here.

Mr Boyd was inspired by the movement of coloured dye dropped into water, its fluidity, slow beauty and vibrancy. Custom-made skirts were designed to replicate this movement, the colour specifically chosen to portray a blank canvas to showcase the million dollar Bulgari jewels the girls wore whilst performing.

In additional to the piece the girls were also living installations as the guests arrived, walking gracefully through the crowd adorned in a variety of Bulgari jewellery.

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Michael Boyd is the Creative Director at Mr Boyd. A selection of his work as a director and choreographer in Sydney and Australia is available at mrboyd.global

Photography by Belinda Rolland

 

World Wide Dance ft. Mr Boyd: March 2017

A big thank you to World Wide Dance for showcasing some Mr Boyd magic with SYTYCD Australia winner Talia Fowler and Andrew Crawford.

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Michael Boyd finds success from workshopping with his dancers, building from the visuals the performers make with their own style and interpretations of his choreography. His work is developed and tuned, containing emotion, character, and history.

This video was filmed during the second rehearsal of this piece with Talia Fowler and Andrew Crawford.

Michael wanted to combine classical technique with hip hop music, showcasing the female as the hero which is often portrayed in ballet. His goal was to commercialise the genre, making it attainable for a variety of dancers. His vision from the start was imagining this choreography being performed under water.

Mr Boyd artists are selected for their passion and dedication to their performing art. They help portray an invested and personal performance at Mr Boyd events, ensuring a lasting impression on their audience.

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Michael Boyd is Creative Director at Mr Boyd. A selection of his work as a director and choreographer in Sydney and Australia is available at mrboyd.global