Fashion Week

Kookiest looks from the catwalk

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Fashion Week SS16 hasn't been without its eye-catching moments...

  • Comme Des Garcons

    One for the Tory Party conference supporter? 

    A giant blue rosette took to the catwalks at Comme Des Garcons. 

  • Vivienne Westwood Gold Label

    Coats that expect the rain went down the runway at Vivienne Westwood Gold Label - though we're not sure what the sleeves are for.

  • Undercover

    The bejewelled eyes have a hint of masquerade glamour, but Undercover's beauty look takes an eerie turn with glittery devil horns and ruby encrusted lips.

  • Junya Watanabe

    More 'back off' beauty at Junya Watanabe, with alien warrior scars. The giant plastic origami brooches aren't too inviting either.

  • Rick Owens

    Humans became awkward accessories at Rick Owens' show.

  • Rick Owens

    Only strong and flexible models need apply.

  • Maison Margiela

    John Galliano offered up a factory worker feel for Maison Margiela with shiny plastic hair caps.

  • Maison Margiela

    The fishnets were worn over shoes at MM.

  • Jacquemus

    There was a deliberately unfinished feel at Jacquemus.

  • Jacquemus

    Getting out of bed got easier for the Jacquemus customer, with the rolled-in-a-sheet dress.

  • Anrealage

    Anrealage's attention-grabbing stunt saw photosensitive fabrics react to camera flashes.

    Great for a runway show, but it could make for an interesting fitting room experience.

  • Anrealage

    Pleats almost took over some of the outfits at Anrealage.

  • Yang Li

    Seat belt straps took the place of bras at Yang Li.

  • Au Jour Le Jour

    Milan Fashion Week came to a soapy finish with laundry detergent dresses.

  • Andrea Incontri

    Fashion is feeling reflective, if Andrea Incontri's shiny silver space suit dresses are anything to go by.

  • Gabrielle Colangelo

    Every day is a good hair day with Gabrielle Colangelo's shaggy jackets.

  • Vivetta

    One of Milan's more eccentric cocktail dresses came in the shape of a swan couple silhouette.

  • Sara Berg

    Emoticons popped up at Moschino and then on the postman's locks at Hill & Friends, but nowhere has embraced the mood messengers quite as wholeheartedly as Sara Berg, at the Swedish School of Textiles show during London Fashion Week.

  • Halla Hakonardottir

    A metaphor for stifling consumerism? Anything's possible at the Swedish School of Textiles show.

  • John-Daniel Isacsson

    Comfy AND camouflaged, at the Swedish School of Textiles show.

  • James Kelly

    A different kind of Moss on the catwalk at James Kelly.

  • Thomas Tait

    Even the false eyelashes have false eyelashes at Thomas Tait.

  • Gareth Pugh

    A little eccentricity is to be expected at Gareth Pugh and his stocking-faced models with uber '80s make-up and Ronald McDonald wigs did not disappoint,

  • Roberts Wood

    Christmas concertina faces at Roberts Wood's London Fashion Week show.

  • Angel Chen

    Knitted headgear with an eerie smile at Angel Chen.

  • Ashley Isham

    Kitsch flowers cover the shades at Ashley Isham.

  • Ashley Isham

    Perspex face masks adorned with seaside windmills, also at Ashley Isham.

  • Daydream Nation during the Fashion Guerilla group show

    Ascot it aint.


  • The Art Institutes

    A futuristic jumpsuit with a knee-level crotch caught the attention of show-goers at The Art Institutes show.

  • Thom Browne

    Eerie geisha schoolgirls with hair-raising plaits-come-horns add a touch of dark drama to the breezy spring vibe at Thom Browne.

  • Taoray Wang

    Greek statues were heavily referenced at Taoray Wang's show.

  • Hood By Air

    Blending was out at Hood By Air, over-exaggerated contouring was in.

  • Hood By Air

    As well as the industrial warpaint, Hood By Air rolled out a cumbersome neck purse.

    More: NYFW Insider Blog

  • Christian Siriano

    Nude eye visors - great for a bad make-up day and avoiding eye contact on the tube.

  • Herve Leger

    One of the most intricate swimming costumes we've seen - and one that would offer some very interesting tan lines.

  • Osklen

    A different kind of animal print from the Brazilian fashion brand.

  • Chromat

    A name worn by Beyonce, Madonna and Taylor Swift, Chromat broke the mould at NYFW with the LBD 2.0.

    Those honeycomb wings expand when the wearer is in ‘flight mode’ as an intel chip picks up on faster breathing and er, increased sweating, according to The New York Times.

    But why?

    Chromat CEO Becca McCharen explains: “In action movies, when men feel stressed, they Hulk up and appear very strong, but women don’t have that option. They never get to show their strength in a physical way.”

  • Chromat

    The fashion house also unveiled the breathable bra, which opens up tiny vents when it senses the wearer is sweating. 

    McCharen has stressed that the higher-tech items are some way off hitting the shelves.

  • Rousie Assoulin

    The emerging designer and celebrity favourite brings a new meaning to ‘dress trousers’.

  • Pyer Moss

    Hair-tucking has long been the staple of the nonchalant fashionista who's so not bothered, her long locks are still stuck inside her chunky polo neck.

    Pyer Moss has seized on the look that won't quit and repurposed it for summer. Not even the promise of a volumising, temporary bob can make a jumper appealing when it's baking outside, so, voila - the sporty collar is born.

  • Pyer Moss

    Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond's show also carried a profound message, as he addressed racially motivated police killings in America by playing graphic videos of the shootings and inviting members of the victims' families to sit on the front row at his show.

  • Nicholas K

    Nicholas K came prepared for a wet SS16 at Thursday's show, with head-hugging waterproof ponchos and double rope necklaces.

    His neutral-heavy collection was inspired by paratroopers and looks ideal for the British summer.

  • VFiles

    Bees were the buzzword at Wednesday night's curtain-raiser - an eclectic mix of designers, showcased by V Magazine.

  • VFiles

    One Queen Bee tripped three times in her fluffy stilettos, but the David Ferreira creations were worth it.

  • VFiles

    Expect to hear more from Royal College of Art graduate Namilia, who masterminded this inflatable shoulder adornment (note the spicy slogan). 

    Miley Cyrus already has it on order. Probably.

  • VFiles

    Namilia (Nan Li and Emilia Pfoh) are also behind this distinctive, if unapproachable number.

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