If the clothes are paintings, the runway set is the canvas that completes the storytelling the designer wants to express. Sometimes a plain white runway and pumping music is not enough to set the scene to send the right message across the audience. During the Paris Fashion Week we have witnessed several set designs in iconic Paris venues that brings us in for a journey including one trip to space.
Another day, another out-of-this-world set by Chanel. By putting a 35m high rocket in the center of the set, the iconic Grand Palais was transformed into No. 5 Launch Pad. The rocket to the perfect backdrop to the intergalactic inspired collection actually blasted off for the finale accompanied by Elton John’s Rocket Man.
Fur here, fur there, fur everywhere. A beautiful lavender faux fur smothered the grand staircase and pillars on the usually beige Palais d’Iéna that heighten the colour of the collection.
The statues in Louvre’s central Cour Marly were the special guests for the Louis Vuitton show during the Paris Fashion Week. The marbled statues and leveled runway added extra grandeur on the already magnificent collection.
Fenty x Puma
You now what’s happening in Fall? School. Fenty x Pum by Rihanna aptly presented their “Fenty University” collection at the The National Library of France. The audience were sitting by the library’s long table top that were turned into the runway.
It is simply impossible not to dance where the Paris Opera Ballet perform and in a tribute to the late George Michael, and the models did just that. Guests were sitting in a circle instead of the common straight row by making use of the circular show space at Palais Garnier.
Dry brown leaves on the floor and deciduous plants converted Palais de Tokyo into the mystical autumnal set for the Off White show. The smoke effect added an ethereal ambiance to the show.