With war clouds darkening all of Europe, one witnessed a moment of grace and grandeur at Rick Owens Thursday evening in Paris, as an ethereal cast emerged out of clouds - statuesque, solitary and sensational.
On Sunday, the car maker showed its high-end ready-to-wear collection for the first time in Milan, illuminating with its signature red colour a runway that looked like an endless track going far into the night.
Milan Fashion Week completed its final major shows on Sunday with a show devoid of any music by Giorgio Armani in a mark of respect to the fallen in Ukraine, and a DSquared2 catwalk show in a disused railway yard.
Anti-Putin protestors made their first manifestation in fashion with banners against the invasion of Ukraine, outside Versace's latest show. A day that included shows by Tod’s, Luisa Beccaria, Etro and Durazzi.
A busy 24 hours for Max Mara, which staged its signature collection in a splendid runway show; unveiled Weekend Max Mara collection by Patricia Urquiola; and debuted a new Max & Co collection by Efisio Marras.
A magisterial performance at Prada, in the finest collection so far from the duo of Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. Yet, a darkly bizarre moment where fashion fought to be relevant on a day of infamy in the Ukraine.