Behind the set: AMO’s maze of urban stalactites overhang Prada’s S/S 2016 menswear show space
Rivaling the clothes for attention at Prada’s S/S 2016 menswear show, was an imposing stalactite ceiling installation that hung above proceedings in Milan.
The spectacular set, designed once again by long-standing collaborators AMO - the research branch of Rem Koolhaas’ OMA - consisted of a maze of low-hanging, steel-framed, curved and rectilinear sheets of corrugated plastic glass that appeared to be floating at varying heights above ground, refracting and diffusing the spotlights.
Below them guests ducked and dived as they navigated their way to their seats, which took the form of a series of elliptical concrete benches that followed the lines of the plastic sheets above and defined the runway. The effect was somewhat horizon-blurring; creating the perception of a continuous space and serving as the perfect silvery backdrop for Miuccia’s utilitarian take on layered spring clothing. Now watch the labyrinth-like space taking shape in a this time-lapse film.