Photos: Madrid Fashion Week

DAISY DUMAS
Last updated 14:50 04/09/2012

Relevant offers

Fashion

Katy Perry cashes in on 'left shark' fame with $170 onesie Cate Blanchett attempts underwear modelling on Ellen Show Meryl Streep's lookalike daughters star in new fashion campaign Anna Wintour wants to ban babies from Fashion Week front rows The man behind George Clooney's rise Stuff's daily street style: March eBay bidders go crazy for Kanye West Yeezy sneakers Dolce & Gabbana celebrates mothers with baby-filled catwalk finale Why you shouldn't feel bad for obsessing over that dress Gucci are trying to make very hairy feet fashionable

It's Madrid Fashion Week - and that can only mean one thing. Or, pedantically put, a handful of things.

New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks are but a stone's throw away in calendar terms, concertina-ing over the next month or so and New Zealand Fashion Week started today.

Madrid unfolded over the weekend and will wrap up today. In typically Spanish style, many of its designers come at fashion with irreverence - and colour and passion in spades.

It follows, then, that there is no shortage of references to sun-kissed, matador-soaked, flamenco-spun history in the S/S 2013 collections, from furtive glances at a colourful past to full-frontal embraces of the culture that so typifies Iberia.

Onlookers have been treated to snatches of bare skin, sheer blouses unashamedly proffering nipples, off-the-shoulder tops and flamboyant prints, not to mention the wackier sides of playful style.

Taking it one step further, Maya Hansen sent models down the runway as spitting images of unibrow queen of Latina art, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Here, we bring you the best of the region's style palette - and a mixed, bold bag it is, too.

Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was your best dressed of the week?

Heidi Klum

Pia Miller

Hannah Tointon

Taylor Schilling

Tia Mowry

Charlotte Le Bon

The meh - Megan Fox

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content