October 7, 2015
Theatrics during runways shows are but a norm, season after season. Take a look at Dior’s show venue this season at the garden of versailles where their ad campaign was originally shot. And while we’re on the topic, let’s look back at Alexander Mcqueen circa 1999 with his infamous “spray paint dress”, created as the model rotated on a turntable while being sprayed at by a mechanical contraption. That’s what we call a grand finale.
With that, Let’s take time to appreciate the Chalayan Spring/Summer 2016 show or rather, when two of his models stood still on a platform, dressed in what seemed like a female guard’s uniform. The show goes on as per normal, with models sashaying out, presenting the collection that took inspiration from Cuba.
Once the whole collection had been shown, jets of water burst out from above to soak the two models below, transforming the looks to reveal 3D fabric with dancing palm trees, cleverly embroidered over jacquard; not forgetting Swarovski crystal coconuts! The models take their cue, once their original outfit had been melted away, and take one final walk down the runway.