It was a season that had industry insiders in a tizzy over the increasing pace of fashion. Is six collections a year too much? What is the role of the fashion show in today’s digital world? And just how do we satisfy social media’s insatiable appetite for newness? Yet for all the discussion backstage and front row, there was one simply not up for debate: fashion is in full flush as a new guard of designers set the tone for the season ahead while old favourites moved on.

Alessandro Michele continued to work his transformative magic at Gucci, Demna Gvasalia’s debut at Balenciaga demonstrated why it pays to take risks, while Marc Jacobs unified both his labels to a critically lauded affair. At Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane bid us adieu – for now.

Still, there was a palpable sense of nervous excitement as designers from New York to Paris rose to the challenge, offering their interpretation of what ‘modern’ means today, both in their collections and their shows.

Lane Crawford rounds up the key trends of the season for the Autumn Winter 2016 season.