Behind The Scenes: Céline’s Elaborate Runway Design for Autumn/Winter 2013
This season, Céline delivered a collection that held true to the brand’s established style of sophistication and elegant design; we saw a rich color palate — mostly pastels but a few deviances into strikingly darker hues — rounded corners that allowed for a peek of skin to scape, and largely exaggerated silhouettes. What we didn’t see, however, in the outfit-concentrated photography was the one of a kind catwalk/seating space the Parisian brand had commissioned for its Fall show.
Designed by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects, the temporary space, constructed within the walls of the Tennis Club de Paris, removed the division between the audience and the cat-walking models. Instead, a shared space was introduced using overlaid geometries to create a ‘field’ where models and the audience, sitting in scattered small units, could interact with each other openly. A 13-meter-high illuminated ceiling hung above the field to contain the interaction and create a more intimate feeling.
Photos by Valerie Bennett