September 7, 2015  —  by

A/W 15 Womenwear Catwalk Set Trends

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From left to right: Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Erdem, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Vivienne Westwood and Kenzo set designs from Autumn/Winter 2015/16 shows

Not only the trends are in the clothes, there are also on the sets design of the catwalks. We have discovered 3 top trends: from holographic and multicoloured lighting to realistic replicas inspired aesthetic. Check it below!

1. Extraterrestral

Otherworldly life, alien invasions and spaceships inform this trend (so Nombre by the way), with sets featuring futuristic backdrops, white light sculptures and a sci-fi-inspired aesthetic. Roberto Cavalli installed versized neon reproductions of traditional Chinese lanterns were suspended above the catwalk. Louis Vuitton staged its catwalk show in a specially created installation of transparent domed structures, which featured a light, futuristic feel and H&M show was inspired by lunar landing which featured a Space Age 

2. Realistic

Authentic brasseries, lived-in apartments and libraries are all recreated as catwalk sets in the Realistic trend.  A Parisian brasserie named Brasserie Gabrielle after Chanel‘s founder was created for its show, complete with three operational bars, waiters, coffee and newspapers. Also, Erdem‘s set was inspired by The Collector installation at Frieze Masters, which is based on an imaginary 1968 Parisian apartment. Created by Family with furnishings from Sigmar London, the set featured dirtied balcony windowpanes, unpacked suitcases, stacks of vintage magazines and strewn glasses to create the authentic lived-in feel.

3. Disco Kitch

Holographic panels, iridescent finishes, multicoloured lighting and lo-fi materials such as tinsel are all used within the playfully garish Disco Kitsch trend.

Thakoon show oppted for this trend, coloured film panels with an iridescent finish formed the backdrop, with light used to bring out the different tones to create a psychedelic aesthetic. At Vivienne Westwood, red and gold tinsel formed partitions to line both the backdrop and the catwalk, and was also scattered across the floor, and Kenzo’s set featured a 6.1m striped backdrop that glided across the space before splitting into six different blocks.