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Designers prove their imagination has no limits when 'dressing' their catwalks

The setting of a catwalk show is almost just as important for designers as their actual runway collections.

The backdrop contextualises and enhances the significance of a collection's theme and can intensify emotion or create a specific atmosphere.

Undoubtedly, a catwalk’s aesthetic can have a huge impact on fashion show attendees.

Especially when designers put their best foot forward with extravagant and colourful decoration, giant jungle paradises, live animals and cities created inside the four walls of a building.

Chanel recreated a garden in black and white with majestic fountains to display their ready- to- wear creations for the Spring/Summer 2011 season. Additionally, an orchestra of 80 musicians played live music during the show 

Dior recreated a waterfront scene to show off their nautical inspired collection


Dolce & Galbana, inspired by their Spring/Summer collection, played with white creating a pure, luminous & unclouded catwalk (click here to see the collection)


Dsquared2 chose an apartment scene with a ‘retro’ style, inspired by the glamour of the 70’s (click here to see the collection)


Elena Miro used visual trickery, to reveal her new collection, with an outdoors feel and street-like backdrop (click here to see the collection)


Emanuel Ungaro chose highly visual ornamentation, with a catwalk made out of fresh grass and Seventies inspired cars under mountains of multicoloured flowers and huge butterflies


A live equestrian show was the catwalk choice of Jean Paul Gaultier for Hermes


Like Elena Miro, Francis Montesinos takes us outside with a street like runway inspired by the city of Valencia 

Band of Outsiders created a disturbing atmosphere for their catwalk show (click here to see the collection)


A giant jungle paradise was the choice of Roberto Cavalli to present his Spring/Summer collection (click here to see the collection)



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