Fashion Flash: The Most Gorgeous Catwalk Moments From The AW16 Shows

Caroline Leaper

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It's all over, people!

Fashion month is over, done, wrapped, finito! Look back with Marie Claire Runway at the most glorious designer happenings...

Fashion Flash: Miu Miu, 09/03/16
The last word on the season's new trends came from Mrs Prada at the helm of Miu Miu, who officially declares that the twinset and pearls is back.


Fashion Flash: Kenzo, 08/03/16
The models celebrated backstage at Kenzo, knowing that the end of the marathon show month was in sight. We'd want to party too, if we were clad in the designer's urban jungle prints.


Fashion Flash: Saint Laurent, 07/03/16
There are power shoulders and then there are Saint Laurent couture power-shoulders. In a silent salon lined with gold-plated chairs, Hedi Slimane presented his first ever couture offering for the label - a hyper version of his signature throwback rock chicks, decked in intricate sequins and £200,000 ruffles. Each look was introduced by a compère and the audience were so captivated that you could hear every stiletto hit the floor. Glam ON. 


Fashion Flash: Stella McCartney, 07/03/16
Stella's playing with both masculine and feminine cuts for AW16 - teaming grey flannel shirts and oversized suits with delicate lace slips and cool floral cutworks.


Fashion Flash: Dior, 04/03/16
Dior's details are bright and beautiful - think acid leather minibags and cutwork booties, teamed with their abstract floral dresses.


Fashion Flash: Chloe, 03/03/16
Chloe's frothy take on boho for AW16 involves, satin scarves, pastel hues and a whole lotta lace.


Fashion Flash: Salvatore Ferragamo, 28/02/16
Zoom in on these Ferragamo layers to really get to grips with the house's razor-sharp styling. Their pleated peplums, punched leather belts and slinky rib knits have got us thinking linear for AW16.
 

Fashion Flash: Marni, 28/02/16
Marni's thinking painterly, playful and a little bit 80s - clashing prints and colour teamed with door-knocker earrings. 


Fashion Flash: Versace, 26/02/16
Kendall Jenner model's Donatella's pastel vision - complete with cool plastic choker, too.


Fashion Flash: Tod's, 26/02/16
The Tod's finale is a parade of good leathers and bold colours - exactly what Milan Fashion Week is all about.


Fashion Flash: Emporio Armani, 26/02/16
Mr Armani puts a smile on all faces with his geometric face clutch bags.His graphic prints and CMYK colour schemes remind us of computer games.


Fashion Flash: Prada, 25/02/16
A raw plywood two-floored structure was the backdrop for a true Miuccia Prada tour de force. A melding of references from ancient Greece to touches of nautical and military - the result? A tapestry of texture and detail: flared coats in khaki and navy drill cinched in with white lace-up cotton corset belts, ribbed Arygyll tights worn with exquisite crystal-encrusted wedges and pocket books worn as necklace pendants. Only MP could pull it off.


Fashion Flash: Fendi, 25/02/16
It's as much about the face paint as the clothes at Fendi this season. Pat McGrath adds another dimension to Karl Lagerfeld's colourful collection, with these rainbow eyes.


Fashion Flash: Roberto Cavalli, 24/02/16
Designer Peter Dundas presents his AW16 costume drama - all moody blues, smokey eyes and rich ruffles. 


Fashion Flash: Max Mara, 25/02/16
The Max Mara finale is SUCH an Instagram moment, evidenced by that shimmering line of iPhones on the front row.


Fashion Flash: Gucci, 24/02/16
Designer Alessandro Michele's kooky cast are looking cooler than ever for AW16, all dressed up with feathers, corsages and haute hats galore. 


Fashion Flash: Peter Pilotto, 22/02/16
Design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos send their future-ready model army out to assemble in front of a wall of mirrors (and our editors, of course). Ladies, get in formation.


Fashion Flash: Sophia Webster, 22/02/16
Sophia teams up with womenswear designer Edward Meadham to create the gothic bridal set to end all others. Set in a Soho church, she covers the alter in dry flowers. And a whole lot of shoes, of course.


Fashion Flash: Roksanda, 22/02/16
A red lip and a ruffle are all you'll need come AW16, according to Roksanda Illincic. Her high collars - made from supple silks and all tied up with velvet ribbons - are all the proof we need.


Fashion Flash: JW Anderson, 20/02/16
JWA continues his fearless futuristic journey to the edges ‎of good taste and shoots right over into the realms of bad - but in a good way, obvs. Voluminous sleeves, stiff wavy 3D hems, silver zips galore, flammable frill-covered trousers, quilted capelets, pointy pixie boots covered in rivets...he had it all goin' on. Bonus points for the set - just like sitting inside a (very white) panelled wardrobe...


Fashion Flash: Emilia Wickstead, 20/02/16
Over to London and the city's queen of pretty, Emilia Wickstead, has toughened up ever so slightly. Her ladylike silhouettes and prim pin-tucks remain, but she's introduced heavier tweeds and geometric jacquards for autumn.


Fashion Flash: Ralph Lauren, 18/02/16
Back in New York, Karlie Kloss showed us that a classic white shirt never needs to be boring, backstage in Ralph's exaggerated, pleated masterpiece. 


Fashion Flash: Calvin Klein Collection, 18/02/16
Now this is what we call a model army. Francisco Costa presents 40 sophisticated but 'undone' looks on the last day of NYFW.


Fashion Flash: Delpozo, 17/02/16
Designer Josep Font's confections come loaded with colour, pattern and embellishment. Just look at those incredible silhouettes!


Fashion Flash: Marchesa, 17/02/16
The final tweaks are made to Marchesa's frothy finale gown.


Fashion Flash: BOSS, 17/02/16
Jason Wu, too, wants to see more colour in our winter wardrobes, as evidenced by his fuchsia-injected palette at BOSS.


Fashion Flash: Rodarte, 16/02/16
Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have embellished their warrior women with glorious floral jewels. The first must-have accessory of AW16? Some OTT ornate hair slides.


Fashion Flash: Coach, 16/02/16
The Coach finale is an Instagrammer's delight. Texture clashes, cropped up layers and an accessories overload to boot.


Fashion Flash: Tommy Hilfiger, 15/02/16
Tommy Hilfiger is a designer who takes his moods seriously. This season's theme was nautical (the focal point being a huge ship set) and here he is saluting for his annual 'class photo' with this year's supermodel cast.


Fashion Flash: Phillip Lim, 15/02/16
Phillip's girls have got their bangs in their eyes, adding a grungy edge to his pretty autumnal palette.


Fashion Flash: Diane Von Furstenberg, 14/02/16
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid pout for a perfect selfie before DvF's presentation, where they were joined by fellow supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss in a conga line, dancing around the iconic designer's NY headquarters. 


Fashion Flash: Victoria Beckham, 14/02/16
VB's model line up is ready to hit the runway in their mix of checks, stripes and knitted lingerie hybrids.


Fashion Flash: Alexander Wang, 13/02/16
Wang's grunge girls exit the catwalk elated and seem ready to take their brand new looks straight to the after party.


Fashion Flash: Jason Wu, 12/02/16 
'No pictures, please,' say Jason's really, really ridiculously good-looking models backstage. 


Fashion Flash: Moncler Grenoble, 13/02/16
Miss Moncler is ready to brave New York Fashion Week's biting -22 temperatures, snuggled up in layers of chic knits and puffer jackets. 


Fashion Flash: Fenty x Puma, 12/02/16

Bad girl Rihanna makes her debut as a designer, recruiting supermodel sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid and giving us one of the strongest beauty looks of the season so far.




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