The spectacle of the runway show has never been more broadly observed than it is today. With an rising number of fashion weeks across the fashion capitals, now a runway shows must be discussed and remembered by millions viewers. at the same time as the collection itself is definitely the proposed of a fashion show, the importance of the physical space can’t be underrated.
Runway design is a fascinating field. From New York to Milan, large fashion houses have been competing to create the most original stage. Runway shows create a framework for collections that help us to understand and interpret message of the designers. As time passes, shows will become more sophisticated and elaborate.
The best runway design of 2014 runway shows were as much about the over-the- top sets as they were about the collection.
Moncler Gamme Bleu Thom Browne recreated a miniature cricket ground for his latest Moncler spectacle. Inside Milan’s Padiglione Visconti, models dressed in a contemporary take on cricket clothing marched across an AstroTurf field .
Chanel The Chanel shopping centre inside Paris’ Grand Palais was the talk of the town during fashion week. Models paraded down aisles fully stocked with Chanel’s jars, bottles and groceries.
ChanelThe Grand Palais’ ever-changing Chanel interior revealed itself as an emblematic Parisian avenue for Karl Lagerfeld’s spring parade. The indoor street scene came complete with seven-storey buildings, paved sidewalks, puddles and even pot holes, offering up the perfect scenario for the chanel’s collection.
Roberto Cavalli The designer turned Milan’s Arco della Pace into a circus for the day, with a ring of fire setting the scene for an evenly blazing collection.
Dior Homme The Villa Eugénie team designed the large show space at the Tennis Club de Paris in white, with a mirrored labyrinth guiding the models’ path. The reflections played with Kris Van Assche’s perfectly executed geometric minimalism.
Prada Rem Koolhaas’ AMO created another landscape inside Prada’s preferred Via Fogazzaro show location. Purple sand dunes took centre stage, while models walked around the abandoned desert scene on a spot lit, brown carpeted runway.
Dries Van Noten The Belgian designer’s midsummer night’s setting saw bohemian nymphs walking a moss-hued, shag pile rug that was crafted by Buenos Aires-based artist Alexandra Kehayoglou.
Marc by Marc Jacobs A triangular, neon installation lit up Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley’s Marc by Marc Jacobs New York presentation, illuminating the setting’s darkened interior.
Louis Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquière’s second Louis Vuitton collection was shown on home territory at the house’s recently completed Louis Vuitton Foundation designed by Frank Gehry. The new cultural meeting point was given a futuristic makeover inside as spotlights structured the catwalk and holograms of faces.
Dior Creative director Raf Simons relocated Dior’s spring show to Louis Vuitton’s former Musée du Louvre home. Inside, the salon’s interiors were kept monochromatic with chairs lined up in wide swirls and spotlights pointed on the couture-weight collection .