A fashion show is always an opportunity to establish relations between its three main components: the venue, the audience and the fashion.
The enduring architecture of Perret’s Palais de l’Iena is confronted by the superimposition of a new structure. In paralel to the well-ordered composition of the Palais, AMO’s design aims to defy its cubic architecture by creating a field of arches, establishing newly framed views through the building.
The linearity of this strategy is broken by an oval catwalk generating different relationships between the elements that compose the show.
The predominant material is wood – a softer counterpoint to the so well-known reinforced concrete of Auguste Perret.