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Rock­ets, pen­guins and self­ies – the fash­ion shows in num­bers

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The fash­ion shows in num­bers

IL­LUS­TRA­TOR: NATHALIE LEES WRITER: LAURA HAWKINS

44 The weight in grams of the cara­bin­ers used as belt hooks by Sport­max; hik­ing kit comes to high fash­ion. 1,000 Grams of metal used to cre­ate the golden hand worn like a glove by a model at the Y/project show, giv­ing her the Mi­das touch. 450 Plas­ter-cast wa­ter bot­tles lit­ter­ing Berthold’s asy­lu­min­spired pre­sen­ta­tion. 7 The height in me­tres of the mir­rored pyra­mid, topped with a weather vane and sur­rounded by a Plex­i­glas tun­nel, on the Gucci cat­walk. 150 The hours eight peo­ple spent hand-paint­ing the wa­ter­colour­like, dark blue, 150m Dior run­way. 36 Stereo­types, from the ‘Mi­lanesa’ to the ‘Punk’, ex­plored by Vete­ments in its show, pre­sented for the first time as part of the cou­ture sched­ule. 10 Tread­mills at Plein Sport’s gym-in­spired de­but show, pounded by 23 mod­els, each clock­ing up 100m. 3,000 Rhine­stones (at least) em­bel­lish­ing Saint Lau­rent’s slouchy boots, glit­ter­ing from shaft to 10.5cm heel. 4,418 Stitches in the 428cm-long XL scarves trail­ing along the floor at JW An­der­son men’s show. 1,854 Me­tres of black bunt­ing in 103 rows, flut­ter­ing from the ceil­ing of the rave-in­spired Dior Homme show space. 156 Self-por­traits shown in a lec­ture on selfie cul­ture by art his­tory pro­fes­sor Ge­orges Pa­pa­zoff dur­ing Acne Stu­dios’ men’s show. 35 The av­er­age age of the mod­els in Dries Van Noten’s 100th show, which re­united 55 fe­male mod­els who have walked for the house since 2003. 15.28 Me­tres of do­mes­tic spongy foam used to em­bel­lish heels in Christo­pher Kane’s women’s show. 19 Beds, topped by leather cov­ers, lounged on by guests dur­ing the Amod­e­signed Prada men’s show.

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