AMO Installs Translucent “stalactites” Above Prada Spring Summer 2016 Catwalk

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OMA’s analysis arm AMO hung translucent sheets above concrete seating for Italian fashion residence Prada’s Spring Summer 2016 trend demonstrate .

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO

The Prada menswear catwalk presentation, which also featured seems from the pre-spring womenswear collection, took location on Sunday at the By means of Fogazzaro present space in Milan.

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AMO – the research branch of Dutch architecture firm OMA – continued its longstanding collaboration with Prada to design and style the Indefinite Hangar set up for the runway set throughout Milano Moda Uomo, the city’s men’s style week.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO Picture courtesy of Prada

The cavernous space within the old factory constructing was transformed by suspending vertical translucent sheets from the ceiling.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO Image courtesy of Prada

The smooth fibreglass and corrugated polycarbonate surfaces have been fixed at 90-degree angles to every other, or curved into partial tubes employing metal framework.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO Picture courtesy of Prada

“Plastic sheets hang down acting as a virtual mould that defines the catwalk and seating areas, although the concrete ground location acts as the adverse of the above scene,” explained AMO.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO Picture courtesy of Prada

The semi-transparent supplies diffused and reflected the glow from ceiling-mounted spotlights.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO Picture courtesy of Prada

“The fibreglass and polycarbonate stalactites manipulate the proportions and perspectives of the brutal and industrial space,” AMO said. “These alternating ranges of views and transparencies introduce the guests to a blurred horizon.”

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO

Elliptical seating areas comprising concentric rows of arc-shaped benches had been covered in concrete to match the floor and walls of the current room.


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“The wall, floor and seats, covered in concrete, emerge as a remnant, disturbing the boundaries between seating and catwalk,” explained AMO.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO

The catwalk circled the central seating area, with versions also passing further benches for guests positioned around the outside.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO Image courtesy of Prada

OMA and AMO have worked with Prada for above 25 many years as a outcome of a personalized relationship amongst their founders – architect Rem Koolhaas and vogue designer Miuccia Prada.

Preceding catwalks made for the vogue residence incorporate a series of linked symmetrical vestibules and a runway that floated on a blue pool, while other tasks have integrated shop interiors, furnishings collections and even a portable, shape-shifting cultural pavilion.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO Image courtesy of Prada

OMA recently completed the Fondazione Prada – a new arts centre inside a former distillery in Milan that opened in May 2015.

The developing is designed to host a cultural programme that involves temporary art and sculpture exhibitions, film screenings and philosophical discussion. It is made up of a “haunted house” clad in 24-carat gold leaf and a cinema camouflaged by mirrors, as effectively as a bar made by director Wes Anderson.

Prada SS16 Men's catwalk by AMO

Milano Moda Uomo runs from 19 to 23 June. London’s batch of Spring Summer 2016 menswear displays occurred earlier this month, when a series of presentations took location at a area illuminated with lights projected by means of perforated boxes. After Milan, this season of men’s style shows will move on to Paris ahead of finishing in New York in July.

Photograph is by Alberto Moncada, courtesy of OMA, unless of course specified otherwise.


Undertaking credits:

Team: Giacomo Ardesio, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (Spouse), Kate Lee, Giulio Margheri, Salome Nikuradze, Miguel Taborda

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