Can fashion week trends EVER work off the catwalk? Our writer takes to the streets to put the most glamorous, ugly and bizarre designs to the test - with eye-popping results
FEMAIL wanted to find out if the fashion week trends can really work off the runway - and on a 'normal' woman
Sent Emily Hodgkin onto the streets of Kensington, London, to see if she could pull off the zany designs
Christopher Kane-inspired outfit received the most attention. thanks to the carrier bag head wear
Fashion week is the super-stylish juggernaut that rolls into town on a biannual basis, greeting us with a whole host of exciting new wardrobe inspiration.
But with the instantly easy-to-wear trends - think Amanda Wakeley's luxurious take on cosy cocoon coats or Emilia Wickstead's ladylike frocks - comes the downright bizarre, such as Ashish's rainbow-coloured wigs and Pam Hogg's flesh-flashing bodysuits.
FEMAIL wanted to find out if the weird and wonderful designs from the sartorial spectacular can work in real life - on a 'normal' woman - or whether they are better left on the runway.
We picked our six favourite looks from the London and New York catwalks and then sent our (very brave) writer Emily Hodgkin, 24, onto the streets of Kensington, London, to see whether she could pull them off.
High-fashion for just five pence! Emily donned a Sainsbury's carrier bag which played homage to Christopher Kane's designs
Breaking Emily in gently, we dressed her in a high-street replica of one of Kanye West's Yeezy Autumn/Winter 2016 designs.
The 38-year-old rapper's presentation has become one of the must-see shows of New York Fashion Week, helped, in part, by his A-list studded audience which this year included Gigi Hadid, Jay Z and Karlie Kloss.
Sticking to his tried-and-tested formula, father-of-two Kanye sent models onto the runway in nude body suits and layers of utility separates, including parka jackets, long coats, oversized knits, hoodies and baggy trousers. The colour palette ranged from khaki green, to dark brown, black and brick red.
Despite being coveted by the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan - Kanye often dresses wife Kim in his garments - the shabby-chic range received mixed reviews.
One fashion pundit dismissed it as 'torn rags' while a New York Times critic said it was just a repeat of his previous collections.
They wrote: 'It became clear that the third Yeezy collection was effectively an amplification of the first two: louder, larger and brighter than the neutral-toned sweats, knits, boots and bodysuits he has presented in the past.'