And no, we’re not talking about the clothing! Designers went all out in decorating their catwalks for Fashion Week by setting the tone and scene with landscapes, props, and yes, even fragrance. While fashion shows run for only a few minutes, the runway designs this year got as detailed and staged as a full-day photo shoot to really give the audience a look at the designer’s vision. Tommy Hilfiger took viewers on a trip to the beach, decorating the venue in sand and weathered wood against a sky blue backdrop, while Vera Wang complemented her sporty ensembles with a chromed-out glass effect. In one of the more scent-sational takes on Fashion Week, Prabal Gurung pumped a heady mix of Bulgarian rose and amber into New York City’s Skylight at Moynihan Station to further emphasize his vision of “the preservation of an elegant woman.” The venue was lined in a mirrored finish, while a plastic rectangular prism hung from the ceiling, where models stood inside before taking a walk down the runway. But that’s not all — DKNY allowed spectators to get in on the fun with an open-air atmosphere, and Opening Ceremony’s girls got the five-star treatment, getting chauffeured onto the catwalk in Fast and Furious-esque muscle cars. With all the exciting new additions to this season’s shows, we’re wondering, what’s next for fall 2014? Models hitting the runway from a helicopter? Only time will tell!
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