We know, we know, fashion shows are all about the clothes, but sometimes other things attract our attention.
Actually, in this day and age, where fashion houses are constantly trying to one-up each other, fashion show sets often overshadow the clothes themselves. That being said, it can still be a good thing, the beauty and overall impressiveness of the sets can somehow make you see the clothes in a more positive light.
Now that the major fashion weeks are over, we’ve compiled our favourite sets! Strangely enough, they’re all from New York Fashion Week!
See our picks below!
-Marc Jacobs – Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
The Marc Jacobs show took place at the historic Ziegfield theatre in New York City. They had a live band playing, popcorn, fountain drinks, cigarette girls were distributing candy and they even made a mock Playbill for the occasion. The models took pictures on a step-and-repeat next to the main stage before walking down the exuberant runway. Marc Jacobs: One Night Only! looked amazing.
-Coach – Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Coach brand, they decided to celebrate by keeping the show attendees at bay, separate from the catwalk by a swamp like set. The models walked on a beautiful mirrored runway that reflected the colours from the set. The décor was the perfect ambiance in which to show the 70s inspired bohemian collection that was their Spring 2016 offering.
-3.1 Phillip Lim – Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
Rumour has it that Lim and his team had been collecting compost for months in order to create the amazing sculptural installation piece designed by artist Maya Lin. We’re not sure we believe this was all their own compost, nevertheless, they donated the soil to New York City’s Community Gardens after the show, which is a great gesture!
-Anna Sui – Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
Sui’s set was pretty simplistic, but we’re head-over-heels for her delicious faux palm trees! Created by artist James Coviello, the faux tree stumps were covered in shimmery organza! We desperately want one!
-Tommy Hilfiger – Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
The West Indies inspired set was created by long time Hilfiger collaborator Randall Peacock. It took three whole days to put it together before the presentation, 20 000 gallons of water were used to create the faux lagoon and 7 000 square feet of the space were covered in sand! Hilfiger said the design of the set was 5 months in the making. It’s crazy how much goes into these things for shows that last not more than 15 minutes.
Are you a fan of fashion show sets? Do you have your favourite from these past fashion weeks? Share your picks with us in the comments section!