Set & spatial design

Some of my work related to set & spatial design

Project description

The design was made with an existing range in mind as a personal project. Valentino Spring 2015 Couture.

The concept came from the main themes of the range, intimacy and romance.

The range was inspired by Quotes from Shakespeare and Verona.

Dante’s Inferno and the Russian painter, Marc Chagall.

I took inspiration from Verona and created a vine that seems to be hanging from its own leaves.

The leaves separate the range and create an intimate space from which the viewer can experience each dress.

Concept drawings

In the large hall is a ramp consisting of vines that have grown up from traditional stone floor to form a walkway.

The dark green vines stand out from the cobblestone. On the side of the runway fabric is draped in sections to form fabric leaves. On fabric leaves details are embroidered to emphasise the inspiration of each section of the range.

Vine ramp

The walkway consists of a large-scaled piece of vine. The vine seems to be growing organically.

The leaves are made out of fabric from which the vine bridge is suspended. These leaves create intimacy. The vine stem looks like a stone bridge with small-scale vine growth on it.

The leaves shape is drawn from the leaf detail used within the couture line.

Developed conceptual drawing

The walkway consists of a large-scaled piece of vine.

To support the vine it will be placed on pillars.

On the sides of the walkway the audience will sit in curved stalls.

The front section will be reserved for the media.

The viewers are therefore still close enough to have an intimate viewing of each dress.

Colour Palette

Consists of soft tones.

The colours are subtle, light and romantic as to not distract from the range. The brown tones come from traditional cobblestone work.

A dark green will be in the vine work and is inspired by the vines growing outside Juliet’s bedroom in Verona.


The leaves consist of fabric and each handled differently.

They are constructed out of draped fabric, supported at the bottom to create the illusion that the bridge is suspended from the leaves.

The fabric is soft and thin but not fully sheer.

From the bottom of the leaves on the outside and inside the themes within the looks will come through.

Details will be embroidered on the fabric in a vine-like design. The embroidered details will be done as if they are growing up through the leaves toward the sky.