Fashion maths: S/S 2016

Fashion maths: S/S 2016

From exploding BMWs to Balthus cats, the fashion shows in numbers...

Illustrator: Nathalie Lees; Writer: JJ Martin

2
Models at Hussein Chalayan’s Paris show who took a shower on the catwalk, allowing their soluble clothes to melt away

 

12
BMX bikers and professional skateboarders catching some air on the ramps at Jimmy Choo’s menswear show, held inside a London leisure centre

 

19
Giant Roman arches on the Kenzo catwalk with models sweeping through on a conveyor belt

 

80
Crushed cars, 12 motorcycles popping wheelies, one monster truck, two spinning cop cars and two BMWs exploding into flames at Philipp Plein’s men’s show

 

20
A-listers playing blackjack and roulette at Chanel’s casino set in Paris’ Grand Palais shows

 

3
Lifesized fake carwashes, featuring fluffy rotating brushes and bubble machines, on Jeremy Scott’s runway at Moschino

 

700
Plexiglas panelshanging from the ceiling at the Prada men’s show
 
 
200
Metres of carpet printed with snakes and roses and 14 bespoke upholstered screens on the catwalk at Gucci

 

30
Buddhist monks, in matching red robes, chanting before the start of Prabal Gurung’s women’s show

 

100,000
People who attended New York fashion week versus 2.4 million people who live-streamed the shows at home

 

1
Designer down during a post-show runway lap: Tommaso Aquilano, of Aquilano Rimondi, tripped and face-planted in Milan

 

820
Free tickets that Givenchy gave to the public on a first-come, first-served basis to its women’s show in New York

 

12
Strong, female, professional dancers carrying other women like backpacks and papooses at the Rick Owens’ show

 

7
Earth mountains created by artist Maya Lin for Phillip Lim’s New York show
50
Oriental rugs hanging from the ceiling of the harem-like show space at Antonio Marras

 

136
Digital ‘windows’ flashing videos of clouds, rain storms, blue skies, lights and models walking at the Canali men’s show

 

17
Miniature outfits hanging on a lifesized fake tree installed inside Milan’s 18th century Palazzo Clerici for Agnona

 

10
Colour-blocked tents created by Danish artist FOS for Phoebe Philo’s Céline show
17
Miniature outfits hanging on a lifesized fake tree installed inside Milan’s 18th century Palazzo Clerici for Agnona

 

3
Giant robots who dressed models on a conveyor belt after Courtney Love had performed Celebrity Skin at Philipp Plein’s women’s show

 

120
Lucky guests treated to a private dance performance by six Michael Clark Company dancers wearing Pringle menswear at Galleria Sozzani in Milan

 

6
Hours for carpenters to build a lifesized section of Sou Fujimoto’s House N inside Paris’ Grand Palais for Akris
16
Oars on each of the two boats at the rowing-inspired Moncler Gamme Bleu men’s show

 

4
Mariachi singers belting out songs during Brian Atwood’s presentation at Milan’s Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

 

40
Bare-chested men, in knee-high socks and shiny shoes, reading newspapers in deckchairs in the courtyard before the Berluti show

 

20,000
Gallons of water to fill the mini lagoon in which the models frolicked at Tommy Hilfiger’s New York show

 

300
LED water lilies on the runway at Giorgio Armani
 
8.5
Height in feet of the giant Balthus cat on the runway at Arthur Arbesser’s show in Milan. It was later cut into three pieces and taken home by the Austrian designer

 

1
Cheeky selfie taken by Alexander Wang in front of a pool of water during his final show for Balenciaga

 

3,000
Electric blue delphiniums planted on a temporary hill (that took 30 days to build) in the middle of the Louvre’s Cour Carrée for the Dior show

 

40
Models at Dolce & Gabbana who took to the runway with cellphones in hand, snapping selfies

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