it was all about the rebirth of femininity – with a dark and dangerous edge.
While designers such as Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and Miu Miu’s Miuccia Prada kept us guessing with their ever-changing aesthetic, one thing was certain – this season was all about making a statement. From gold leaf-covered faces at Rick Owens to models transformed into dolls at Maison Margiela, these are the top ten looks that had us talking this season.
1) Gold leaf faces at Rick Owens
For his show, Rick Owens sent his models down the runway with their entire faces covered in gold leaf. The result? A group of modern day goddesses that wouldn’t look out of place in a Mayan temple. While some may have found the look excessive, we loved how it made a bold statement and really got people talking.
2) Transformed into dolls at Maison Margiela
The concept behind Maison Margiela’s show was ‘the art of transformation’ and boy did they deliver.
Models were transformed into eerie porcelain dolls complete wth white wigs and painted on eyebrows. It was definitely one of the most talked about shows of the season (for good reason).
3) Goth geishas at Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton took us on a journey to Japan for her collection for Alexander McQueen and what a ride it was. The collection featured traditional kimonos reimagined in gothic prints alongside Samurai inspired details such as swords hidden in umbrellas. But it wasn’t just the clothes that caught our attention – models also sported samurai-inspired hairstyles complete with fringe bangs.
4) Ornate headpieces at Givenchy
in case you missed it (where have you been?),Givenchy is now under new creative direction courtesy of Clare Waight Keller . For her debut collection she presented an elegant yet edgy range that perfectly encapsulated what Givenchy is all about – dark romance mixed with Parisian chic . One stand out detail from the show were the ornate headpieces adorned by many of the models , which added an elementof drama to proceedings .
5) Neon hair accessories at Dior If there’s one thing we know about Maria Grazia Chiuri ,it’ s that she knows how to make a statement . And she didn’t disappoint with her first outing for Dior . The collection itself was full of strong silhouettes and empowering messages but what really caught our eye were the neon hair accessories worn by many of the models – think furry hot pink ear muffs and brightly coloured berets – which provided a much needed injection of fun into proceedings.’);