A designer’s mood for the season is typically best shown through their new collection. However, an equally inspired set design further enforces the vision of what their clothes are intended to convey at that moment in time. Thankfully, for the F/W 16 shows there were plenty of magical backdrops that showgoers were able to experience, and because we love a creative catwalk, you too can look through their lens with today’s roundup below. Scroll down for some serious eye candy!
Perhaps not technically a set design, Alexander Wang presented his gothish pieces inside of St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, providing an altogether inspired setting.
The British designer debuted her collection inside of a life-size Rubik’s cube that changed colors as the models walked on and off the runway.
The Tate Modern was transformed with a wood and soil sculpture by artist Abraham Cruzvilegas.
A real-life fairly tale complete with carriages, clocks, and chandeliers set the scene at Dolce & Gabbana’s F/W 16 show.
Set inside of the old Selfridge’s hotel, Erdem sent models around an attic-like room amid overgrown flowers and even a giant polar bear.
What better blank canvas to showcase your clothes than in a giant white box with glossy floorboards?
Metallic balloons filled the entryway to Central Saint Martins for the bright and bold Mary Katrantzou show.
Moschino’s runway was chock-full of props, including golden frames, Oriental rugs, Baroque chaises and beyond.
Silver space mobiles? Sign us up.
Somber models sauntered down a mirrored tree-lined catwalk designed by Stefan Beckman
Rodarte consistently turns out an inspiring set design. This season’s offerings included mounds of soil enhanced with pops of neon lights and even little flowers.
Follow the candy-stripe road!
As Vogue accurately put it, it was a “set meant to evoke Washington Square circa a century ago.” Simply magical.
All aboard! Hilfiger greeted guests with a giant passenger liner complete with twinkly stars and an American flag waving proudly.
Which set do you like best? Tell us in the comments.