23 September 2019

Prada's Mosaic Runway

While the Prada show was filled with 1920s-inspired ladylike beach attire with drop waists and deconstructed snakeskin cloche hats, the seemingly computer-generated runway set was enough to inspire serious tile-envy in the most carpet-loving of hearts. For the SS20 show, called Premonition, the Italian luxury house turned once-again to the Dutch design studio AMO—who transformed a Shanghai grain silo into a neon temple for Prada’s menswear runway this summer—to create a geometric catwalk and seating installation in their Milan museum Fondazione Prada.

The seating melts into the floor, with all of the surfaces covered in oversized tiles featuring non-recurring patterns, reminiscent of traditional Mexican tapestries and the woven works from Germany’s Bauhaus school. The sheer spread of the tile, combined with the large squares give the room an almost pixelated quality. Interrupting the mosaic are two large gilded pillars, which reflected the glaze of the ceramic. 

Gold was a theme of the show, as Tank Magazine’s Caroline Issa—who took over the brand’s Instagram—modelled Prada’s “Golden Glow” filter to accompany the collection.

Check out the set below: