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Hello from Beautiful Seoul!

Sorry i haven’t been posting in awhile with all things going on its been a bit hard to have the time to sit down and collect my thoughts. All thoughts that Ive posted online goes on to the USC AAU blog So if you have time, check it out and check out my classmates stuff too! They’re really great essays on the things we have been experiencing/collecting/learning while here in Asia. So far Seoul has been the only place that I haven’t gone to amongst all the places that i’ve listed and its been pretty great taking a break from translating and falling back into the routine of discovering new things like I was in Europe. The culture here is just so amazing- and compared to China I can definitely say that Korea’s a bit cleaner, safer, and even fashion sense is in my opinion a bit better. Maybe I’m being biased because Seoul for the past week has had California weather. Regardless I am definitely adding Seoul to my places to live list. (Amongt which include Brussels, Barcelona, Berlin, and Manhattan. ) I will be posting pictures soon so please watch for them! But for now OMA has been a lingering presence in our stay here in Asia. Seems like everywhere we go OMA seems to have made an impression. So this only makes me marvel Rem even more! My friend showed me today OMA’s Prada catwalk SS 2012. I literally got the heeby jeebies from the first glance. Take a look and see what you think.

OMA just has a way of designing the most complicated situations with the most simple structures don’t they? Power in simplicity people. Its all about the simplicity of things.

Prada men's SS 2012 catwalk show

Prada’s spring/summer men’s catwalk show, designed by AMO, took place on June 19th 2011 at Milan fashion week. AMO’s concept for the show is to organise the audience as a “perfect field”: 600 visitors sit on individual blue foam blocks distributed over a 1.5 x 1.5 meter grid spread through the entire hall.

Models flow through the highly-organized audience, following multiple choreographed routes that allow maximum visibility.

The field is a commentary on the audience: from indeterminate crowd to regimented, possibly anxious, isolated individuals. Each guest becomes a challenge for the new fashion; each confrontation becomes highly personal…

The field is based on a zero degree approach: a spatial system as opposed to an elaborated design.

Artificial grass covers the floor.

Light is provided by 16 panels of 30 PAR lights each, vaguely resembling stadium lighting systems.

The set up refers to the imagery of a geometric outdoors; the audience participates in a perfectly organized picnic.

AMO’s concept for the show is to organise the audience as a “perfect field”: 600 visitors sit on individual blue foam blocks distributed over a 1.5 x 1.5 meter grid spread through the entire hall.

Models flow through the highly-organized audience, following multiple choreographed routes that allow maximum visibility.

The field is a commentary on the audience: from indeterminate crowd to regimented, possibly anxious, isolated individuals. Each guest becomes a challenge for the new fashion; each confrontation becomes highly personal…

The field is based on a zero degree approach: a spatial system as opposed to an elaborated design.

Artificial grass covers the floor.

Light is provided by 16 panels of 30 PAR lights each, vaguely resembling stadium lighting systems.

The set up refers to the imagery of a geometric outdoors; the audience participates in a perfectly organized picnic…

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