Inside the SHOW2016 venue, a massive (177ft long and 13ft high) mirror wall faces the audience, jury and graduates. Just like the show’s poster and magazine, the enormous mirror reflects the Academy’s belief that fashion does not live in a vacuum. Those who accept the cliché will see fashion as a slick, superficial phenomenon. Those who are willing to look beyond the shiny surface will find fashion’s roots in history, current events and the self-reflection needed to deepen any creative art form. The wall uses polymer film stretched across a lightweight aluminium frame and was erected in collaboration with Like Mirror, official partner of SHOW2016.