Every year, the world’s most iconic fashion events - the Met Gala, New York Fashion Week, and the Oscars – heavily influence the theme and tone for events to follow. This year, all of these events have broken away from tradition to deliver experiences that are designed to truly astound and amaze.
The Met Gala is arguably the biggest fashion event of the year, with designers, models and celebrities gathering at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to showcase designs inspired by the event’s theme. In recent years, themes have included futuristic fashion, punk, superheroes and Chinese-inspired designs.
This year however, the event will be exclusively themed around the work of Rei Kawakubo, founder of fashion label Comme des Garçons. Kawakubo’s designs are renowned for being eccentric, bizarre and experimental, and are often described as ‘anti-fashion’. This year’s event will showcase contrasting concepts of East and West, male and female, and past and present.
It makes for a very different and unconventional choice of theme, but it’s one that already has the fashion industry buzzing, with many expecting this year’s Met Gala to feature the most fascinating red carpet designs yet.
Likewise, the upcoming Oscars will experience a huge revamp, with new producers appointed to create a show that promises to be both entertaining and unexpected. February’s New York Fashion Week will also see some unprecedented changes, with many top designers opting to hold their shows not in New York, but in Los Angeles instead. Events planned include beachside runway shows, and luxury all-day shopping experiences.
What does this mean for you when planning your corporate function 2017? The key is to think outside the box, and focus on creative and inspirational event themes that can really get your staff excited. Do away with the predictable themes, decor and gimmicks (goodbye Instagram frames and chalkboard signs!). Focus instead on mixing and combining bold, contrasting styles, and you’ll throw a corporate party that will be visually spectacular, and truly unforgettable.
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