This was the season when fashion embraced the everywoman in her real life. That ambition coursed through the show format – an age and race inclusive cast of models crisscrossing walkways, escalators, interconnecting rooms – and via the clothes. Creatives put the energy into making striking and confidence-boosting pieces that promise to make us feel good and move to the beat our times.

The bold shouldered tailored suit dominates – be it with gold markings at Haider Ackermann, in Prince of Wales checks at Ellery, in supple grey jersey at Stella McCartney or in Balenciaga’s asymmetric buttoning coats and slender pencils skirts. The efficiency of a suit looks endlessly appealing after seasons of complex layering.