Fashion maths: A/W 2015

Fashion maths: A/W 2015

From kickboxers to cross dressers, how the A/W 2015 catwalks add up

Writer: JJ Martin; Illustrator: Nathalie Lees

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Kickboxers throwing punches at a live match hosted by Snoop Dogg, who rapped his heart out in front of tattooed, motocross-padded models at Philipp Plein’s men’s show
 
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Hunchbacked models at Maison Margiela
 
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Metal cage-covered rooms, of varying proportions, built by OMA for the Prada men’s show space
 
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‘Boob bag’, handcrafted from dark shiny leather, on Christopher Lemaire’s runway (‘Free the nipple!’ cried social media immediately afterwards)
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Thugged-out Looney Tunes characters dripping in bling at Jeremy Scott’s women’s Moschino show
 
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Kilograms of culatello consumed by 1,000 people in three hours, together with 170 bottles of Fortana del Taro red wine, at Caruso’s Milan presentation
 
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Rising section of the runway at Saint Laurent, where models and rock star Julia Cumming from Sunflower Bean started their catwalk procession
 
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Male models blatanly flashing their genitalia in frontal windows strategiacally cut out of their flowing floor-length tunics at Rick Owens
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Million followers on Instagram for 29-year-old Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing, the most-followed fashion designer in France
 
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Hands that work on Kiton’s suits
 
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Kickboxers throwing punches at a live match hosted by Snoop Dogg, who rapped his heart out in front of tattooed, motocross-padded models at Philipp Plein’s men’s show
 
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Trees and plants that Ermenegildo Zegna planted inside Milan’s former Fiera for its fashion show, all of which were later replanted as part of the Zegna Oasis environmental project
 
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Models swaddled in a cocoon of white bows at the Comme des Garçons show
 
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Headdresses in the shape of lampshades at Junya Watanabe
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Years after their first outing that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their Zoolander roles by staging a surprise live runway walk-off at the Valentino show in Paris
 
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Boys at Gucci doing the girl thing in silky bow-front blouses
 
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Mary J Blige impromptu concert, staged by DSquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten at the end of the brand’s 20th anniversary show in Milan
 
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Moncler Gamme Bleu menswear models who quick-changed out of their jockey-inspired uniforms into totally new looks under flashing strobe lights
 
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Kanye West charity concert nights organised by Bernard Arnault’s son Alexandre at the Louis Vuitton Foundation during Paris Fashion Week
 
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Face and ear piercings on the female models at Givenchy, while four men had their mouths held tightly shut with cage-like metal clamps
 
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Couples (both hetero and gay) dressed for 25 sports at Moncler Grenoble’s pop-up ski lodge in New York, including a bride and groom in full wedding outerwear
 
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Days to assemble Chanel’s pop-up brasserie set inside Paris’ Grand Palais, which featured 9m-high walls, tiled floors, 100 seats and 14 barmen serving coffee, juice, champagne and croissants
 
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Life-sized, fully functioning roller coaster, complete with screaming riders, installed inside Milan’s retired Fiera for Philipp Plein’s womenswear show
 
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Books in the pop-up library at Julie de Libran’s Sonia Rykiel show
 
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Age of ex-model Benedetta Barzini, who was the star of Antonio Marras’ runway show
 
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Spinning 20ft towers that glided across the Kenzo runway like giant chess pieces
 
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Infants, toddlers and children, plus one very pregnant model, walking the runway at Dolce & Gabbana’s women’s show
 
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Fur handbags in the shape of bird of paradise flowers on the Fendi runway
 
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Rare pearls on a $150,000 Calvin Klein dress, which was stolen from the hotel room of actress Lupita Nyong’o after the Oscars
 
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Models wearing cashmere shoe laces at the Brunello Cucinelli presentation
 
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Handbags shaped and printed like ceramic coffee saucers at Chanel