As we spend most of our professional lives wrestling creative pieces from the jaws of embarrassingly meagre budgets, it is sometimes nice to see what people with oodles of money get up to now and then. These invitations from some of the big-name design houses for fashion week run the gamut from the simple to the startling. Here are three of our favorites:
Lurking inside an elegant maroon card is an intricate pop-up die-cut London skyline, complete with Albert Hall and Tower bridge.
We’re just going to go with Wallpaper magazine’s description here:
“A clear board arrived from Kenzo, backed with thick black card decorated to resemble a cracked windowpane. The invitation contained a delightful surprise; when the lights dimmed, the acrylic edges glowed from LED bulbs hidden inside, echoing the cinematic feel and lighting of the David Lynch-designed show set.”
Bound in midnight blue debossed card, the house’s lookbook was packed with print inserts, notes and elaborate watercolor sketches.