Donatella Versace introduces genderless fashion (but still with plenty of glamour)

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The vibe

Last season's J Lo finale was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Donatella Versace surprised nonetheless with her AW20 collection. First off, she turned the camera on us, the audience. As we sat down, distorted versions of ourselves were reflected in the LED screen behind the catwalk, only to be replaced with hundreds of Donatella heads. Then for the first time, she combined men and womenswear, showcasing a gender fluid collection.

The collection

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Donatella said she wanted to highlight both masculinity and femininity in the show, but make no mistake, this didn't mean she forgot her flamboyant roots. Men and women alike walked down the runway in psychedelic print suits, animal print fun fur coats and neon shorts. There were men with rhinestone-covered shorts, and women with dad blazers.

No one does mini dresses quite like Donatella, and Kendall Jenner, closing the show, proved just that, in a silver sequin number - though Bella Hadid looked equally glam in a lime green version.

The accessories

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The bag game was strong this season. There were classic crossbody bags with understated logos, and shoppers with mini bags clipped onto them. Other highlights included giant shades, cocktail rings and platform heels.

The standout piece

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Less of a piece, more of a look. Kaia looked like a 70s goddess in a sheer brown mini reflecting the brand's logo, paired with a faux fur coat and retro shades.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.