2016 SS Miu Miu Show – Timeless Ruin
Team: Giacomo Ardesio, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (Partner), Giulio Margheri
For the 2016 SS Miu Miu show AMO invades the monumental architecture of August Perret’s Palais d’Iena in Paris with a timeless ruin, introducing a dramatic counterpart to the rigorous linearity of the Palais.
The volume, embedded in the hypostyle, is carved following the model’s path. Concealing and revealing the columns, an organic dialogue is established with the existing architecture.
The complex geometry of the installation is clad with a set of industrial reflective materials amplifying its extraneous presence to the surrounding environment.
Based on this concentric organization, the show unfolds around the brutal volume that becomes both path and background for the models.
The audience is organized linearly along the perimeter of the hypostyle facing the constant changing relationship between the Palais, the injected architecture and the fashion.