It is not not only about looks, models and inspirations behind the collection, it is also about the performance of a runway. Many designers give just as much thought to the runway staging, as they do to a collection itself.
Which of the runways performances FW12/13 did you find the most spectacular, vote in the end.
Louis Vuitton – Vuitton Express
Loud train buzz, steam and steel wheel banging.. This is a Louis Vuitton Express, a custom made one. It stops right in the middle of the runway, under the rail clock.. It stops, and models step off.. They are being followed by servants holding luxury Vuitton hand baggage. (video)
Dolce & Gabbana – Baroque Palace
Loud ‘O solo mio’, Baroque-inspired decoration, chandeliers, floral arrangements, old mirror in the middle, and models covered in golden applications, lace, canvas with gallery paintings print. (video)
CHANEL – In the ice cave
Megaliths and a catwalk in a snowy white cave, massive area, with crystal embellishments that mirrored the life-size versions set on the runway. Models and their reflections walking through them. Eyebrows sparkle in tone with crystals. White, charcoral grey and purple stones highlight a color theme of the collection. (video)
Burberry Prorsum – Let it rain
It all seems just normal, pretty models walking, wearing coats with over sized pockets and bow belts, and then at ones, by the final catwalk it starts either snowing or raining.. Faux snow, which fell from the ceiling, while the models walked underneath with pretty umbrellas. Pretty and romantic. Thunder and a sound of rain was also present. (video)
McQ – Into the woods
Leaves on the floor, are we in the wood?.. there is just a plain brick wall behind..it is foggy and dark.. models with creepy hair.. coats with wide romantic bottoms, ballerina skirts, romantic dresses, waisted belts. the only light color in the show is white, a model comes out causing a leaf fall.. a wall disappears and all models walk out of the thick of the forest.. (video)
Trussardi – Grocery market
Boxes with fruits and vegetables… sounds of a market.. this is how Trussardi show starts.. Models come out passing a market by. For the rest of the show it is just a set of decoration. The whole attention goes to light grey, coral orange and khaki colors. Strict suits, a la boyfriend. By the end of the show models take their places next to the casegoods. (video)
Viktor & Rolf – Triller
Darkness and a fool moon. A zigzag moonlight as a catwalk. Shadows of the models croll out in the reflection of the moon. Catwalk is slow and floating. By the end of the show a moon gets larger and yellow, Viktor & Rolf together with their shades cruise across the runway on the platform. (video)