Giotto di Bondone – known as Giotto – was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is considered one of the first artists of the Renaissance.
Each of the six-metre-tall towers that were dotted at various points along the catwalk were built from colourful blocks of industrial foam supported by a steel base.
Existing walls within the space were covered up with cotton fabric in order to allow the towers to "dominate" the room.
"The design is based on a very restricted selection of materials: industrial foam, pine wood, cotton fabric and steel," said the team. "The room is dominated by four towers made of industrial foam in subtle and warm nuances of colours, while the back is entirely covered with textile."
"The foam towers are conceived not only as a scenography but also as a sound-insulating element to create a sense of intimacy and warmth," they added.
The impermanence of the installation influenced the studio's choice of materials, and each of the foam blocks was borrowed from a supplier and returned at the end of the presentation.
"The whole presentation lasts no more than 15 minutes," said the designers, who previously created a catwalk installation for Sportmax made from terracotta panels and loops of translucent PVC.
"We were interested in this ephemeral component and designed accordingly," they told Dezeen. "Last time we used very mundane materials such as PVC colourful films, while this time we established a collaboration with a producer of foam in such a way that all the material used will be returned and back to the market."
"We are planning to apply this way of thinking to other projects, where the material for the catwalk or window design are either unprocessed or a derivative from the waste industry," they added.
Also for the Autumn Winter 2016 season, London designer Sadie Williams put a spin on vintage winter-sports attire with metallic textiles, and a model sashayed down the catwalk dressed in a two-tiered crystal chandelier during Moschino's Milan Fashion Week show.
Photographs courtesy of Indigital/Alessandro Garofalo.