Fashion week may be over for another season but the spring/summer 2016 spectacles in New York, London, Milan and Paris had some memorable moments – and we are not even talking about the clothes. The frenzied drama of the September and October shows were awaited with bated breath and they did not disappoint.
Whether you are one of the many who remains dazed by the sheer insouciant beauty of Christian Dior's delphinium masterpiece or are still reeling from Hedi Slimane's inadvertent homage to Glastonbury-goers at Saint Laurent, there was no shortage of theatre for those attending or watching from home. These are the moments
IBTimes UK cannot stop thinking about... 1 of 10 Do it yourselfie: Dolce and Gabbana's girls were ahead of the photographers as they snapped selfies of their vibrant, printed designs on beautifully decorated mobile phones at Milan fashion Week. The detailing on the designs may have bee reminiscent of the bygone romance of Italy but the Dolce girl is firming in the future. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo Do it yourselfie: Dolce and Gabbana's girls were ahead of the photographers as they snapped selfies of their vibrant, printed designs on beautifully decorated mobile phones at Milan fashion Week. The detailing on the designs may have bee reminiscent of the bygone romance of Italy but the Dolce girl is firming in the future. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo Festival Luxuries: The set may have been rather minimal but the post show opinions were certainly not. Hedi Slimane presented a controversially relaxed collection for Saint Laurent SS'16 during Paris Fashion Week dividing critics as to whether this was truly new design worthy of the great french fashion house. Whether or not the loose fitting denim designs, silk cami dresses and wellington combinations worked for the critics they at least had one fan in Agynes Deyn who returned to the catwalk for this show only. GETTY/ Dominique Charriau High Street Collaboration: British designer Anya Hindmarch brought the British high street to the London Fashion Week runway with her luxurious reinterpretation of infamous brands like John Lewis and Mothercare. The models were presented in a reflective prism that gave 360 degree views of each item so every shot was extremely Instagram worthy. The highlight had to be the 'Boots' boots that employed the perfect amount of humour to high end deisgn, a trait that Anya has managed to trademark as her own over the years. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett One night only: Marc Jacobs has never shied from making a scene, so what better setting for SS'16 show that the Ziegfeld Theatre in new York totally transformed into the Marc Jacobs Premiere complete with his dog Neville taking his turn on the big screen. There was popcorn, ushers and of course a red carpet as he took one of the last remaining single screen cinemas in New York back int time to the days of forties glamour and excess. GETTY/ Dimitrios Kambouris Floral Explosion: The delphinium dome built for Raf Simons SS'16 for Christian Dior was simply a masterpiece in design. The floral mountain contained over 300,000 delphiniums that were presented inside and out of the tent and transformed the Cour Carrée at The Louvre into a botanical dreamworld. REUTERS/ Charles Platiau One horse town: LVMHspecial prize winner Simon Porte Jacquemus usually creates a stir with his exaggerated, bright designs however backstage this year he proclaimed that "The Jacquemus girl lost her smile." The deisgns were refined, sophisticatd but certainly retained his signature, however he created the biggest stir with his own turn on the catwalk as he strode down with a white horse. Must have accessory for next season perhaps? FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GETTY Check in: Karl Lagerfeld always delivers when it comes to presenting in exquisite, dreamlike sets recreating supermarkets, farms and glaciers in the past and Chanel Airlines was no different. Boarding gates, departure lounge and Chanel luggage trolleys all encapsulated inside the most palatial airline hanger to date. REUTERS Fashion while you wait: Designer Iris Van Herpen adopted the process of 3D printing in her work very early on and this season at Paris Fashion Week was a tour de force with Games of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie at the centre. Taking a break from the costumes of Brienne of Tarth, Christie lay still as a woven dress was 3D printed around her. The dark, gothic mood was emphasised by the looming scupltures surroundin her created by Herpen's log time collaborator Jolan van der Wiel. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Carried Away: You know with a Rick Owens show that you are usually in for a shock of some kind and although SS'16 was less controversial than the penis flashing of his menswear AW15 it definitely turned heads. Inspired by an image of performance artist Leigh Bowery carrying his wife Nicola in a harness, he sent each model down the runway strapped to another. Perhaps not a styling suggestion for customers but it certainly highlighted the technical fabrics and movement of the designs. Getty/ Francois Durand Disposable Fashion: Hussein Chalayan's finale saw two models standing under showers as their dresses dissolved live on stage during Paris Fashion Week. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images