Adam Kimmel’s A/W 2010 ‘Casino’ collection was inspired by the work of American artist and gambling man, George Condo. Taking characters from Condo’s paintings as the template for his models – with masks from Hollywood prosthetics whiz, Gabe Bartalos – the velvet suit and blazer-clad figures surrounded a craps table to create a casino-inspired scene, within a blacked-out room in Paris’ Yvon Lambert Gallery.
Guests were led into the final show via the gallery entrance hall, where live security camera films of the 'Casino' were projected; followed by a white-cube room - sparsely displaying a series of Kimmel's trademark lookbook images - before ending up in the velvet roped-off main event, at the heart of the gallery.
Now the shows are over, there's a little time to reflect on some of the highs and lows. And we're happy to report there were considerably more of the former than the latter.
As always though, it wasn't just the clothes that caught our collective attention - this season, more so than ever before, the venue designs were every bit as compelling as the shows they hosted. Here's our round-up of the beautiful and the bold...
Out in force at Berlin Fashion Week for the first time, Diesel’s A/W 2010 show was a high-energy, interactive affair. Complete with a runway which, as the lights dimmed on the show, lifted away to transform the Berlin Arena into a 3000-capacity party space – the post-show event featured live music, art installations and a chill-out ‘camping area’ with deck chairs, a ping-pong table and a caravan-inspired stage
Rem Koolhaas, his Rotterdam-based design studio OMA and the AMO think tank, have, since 2004, collaborated with Prada to design their shows. This design was as ambitious and spectacular as ever. Taking inspiration from ‘the city’, the Fondazione Prada was transformed into an imagined urban environment, complete with a traditional chequerboard floor, Prada store, a central park (created by pouring green resin onto the floor), a movie theatre, and a pink ‘music hall’, which housed the show DJ
Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.
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