Fashion Shows are no longer just catwalks. They’re performances. Productions. Events. Art and design is expertly enthused through not only the garments, but the overall theme of the event, from setting, lighting and so on.
Raf Simmons’ Spring 2014 Dior show at Paris Fashion Week is a perfect example of this movement.
Despite being a pop up venue that closed 3 years ago it feels appropriate for me to begin this blog by paying tribute to such an event.
Salon D’ete was a 1930’s themed pop up venue that ran in the summer months of 2010. Hidden away on Duke Street above the members club ‘L’Equipe Anglaise’, when you entered you embarked upon a secret garden bursting with canopies of ivy, falling beams of hazed light and luscious palm trees. The room depicted a scene from Casablanca with the décor, staff costumes and entertainment all echoing the artistic class and elegance of the 1930’s. Read More