Apr 28, 2017 | By Ali Lind
While New York might not be home to the elaborate Chanel catwalk sets (remember the supermarket and Karl’s airport?) it nevertheless has some amazingly well designed catwalk sets to write home about. Whether it’s clear perspex mirrors, art and design flying from the ceiling, or Instagram worthy laptops covered in Millennial Pink paint, there was a lot to talk about this season.
Here we’ve rounded up our favourite NYFW catwalk sets of the season so far. And since catwalk set design also serves as inspiration for high-street retailers wanting to create eye-catching window displays and in-store installations relevant to seasonal trends, look out for versions of these sets in a store window near you soon.
Calvin Klein This season was Raf Simons’ NYFW catwalk debut and the set (a total-room installation) was a celebrated first as well. Created by Sterling Ruby the artwork was designed with the brief of reimagining America.
Moncler Grenoble FW 2017/18
Inviting a huge crowd to Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Moncler created a winter wonderland spectacle for all to see. The theme was ‘rarefied winter ball of yesteryear’ completed with ice covered tables and chandeliers. It was a beautiful spectacle.
Lacoste This season was all about the heroes of aviation and the pioneers of the space age, so no wonder then that our catwalk invite was the moon, and this stunning set created by Bureau Betak transported us into space.
The #LacosteFW17 Fashion Show set by @bureaubetak. @felipeoliveirabaptista A photo posted by Lacoste (@lacoste) on
The space by @BureauBetak @felipeoliveirabaptista. #LacosteFW17 A photo posted by Lacoste (@lacoste) on
Tibi This season the theme of the show was “Work Life. Live Life” an ode to outfits that could carry you through the day, with the suit being key. But it was the catwalk set that really pushed the message home with each room exemplifying a women’s life, from bed to boardroom, and the computers and lush pillows they might use along the way.
A photo posted by Tibi (@tibi) on
Desigual The theme of the show was all about different subcultures from party girls to pioneers of the underground scene in California in the 70s, and the staging was full dance party. The perspex mirrors created by Bernhard-Link Productions looked like the mirrors you might see in a club, and reminded us of the London fashion week set for Anya Hindmarch a few season ago.
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